This PhD course aims at presenting and discussing trans- and interdisciplinary methodologies to study the world’s aquaculture ecosystems and their possibilities to develop. The students will be introduced to “The Triple Helix model”, a useful approach for integrating academic, public and industry partners as well as participatory design processes within the transdisciplinary approach as ways to unify stakeholder collaboration.
The course is aimed at PhD students with interest in production and management of marine bioresources through development of sustainable food production from the sea. The course will include lectures; preparatory literature study; student oral presentations; intensive group studies in collaborative team projects; and study visits to aquaculture sites and will be taught by international lecturer and local experts.
The course constitutes two parts:
1) one intensive week held at University of Gothenburg’s marine research station, Kristineberg Research Center, which is located on the Swedish West Coast.
2) an online part (4 weeks) during which groups of 2-4 students work together on one visionary aquaculture system, The system should be described and presented in its geographical, societal and value chain context, as well as presented.
Max 20 PhD students will be accepted.
For enquiries about the course, please contact:
Responsible department and other participating departments/organisations:
Swedish Mariculture Research Center, Center for Sea and Society at University of Gothenburg, Departments of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Academy of Design and Crafts, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg and UNE North at University of New England, Portland, Maine, USA