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PhD course "Transdisciplinary approaches to sustainable marine aquaculture" (NBEM30, 4 ECTS)

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.

Course dates: intensive on-site week, 3 April-8 April, 2022
Total course, including online part: 4 April - 6 May, 2022

Location: University of Gothenburg's research station, Kristineberg Research Center and online.

How to apply:
Apply using the University of Gothenburg's Application portal

Last application date: 14 March, 2022.

Read more here about the application process.

The intensive on-site week of the PhD course includes pre-booked housing and meals at the marine research station, as well as study visits to aquaculture sites.

The course is free of charge and also lodging is covered for.

Students will have to cover their own travel and costs for food.

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Course description

Aquaculture holds tremendous promises to alleviate the global increased demand for food. The rapid growth of the aquaculture sector also calls for research and development towards more sustainable solutions for aquaculture systems, species and feed development from renewable sources. A comprehensive planning for sustainable seafood production do not include only technical and biological concerns but must involve interactions between the aquaculture industry, researchers, authorities and the public at several levels.

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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:
maria.nyström@chalmers.se
carl.johan.skogh@hdk.gu.se
info@swemarc.gu.se

 

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