The ultimate goal is to allow coastal inhabitants who live long distance apart to share information on fisheries and aquaculture, which in turn can have a positive effect on their wellbeing. The network also seeks to enhance quantitative and qualitative cooperation and research on fisheries and aquaculture in the Arctic. A special focus will be on value creation from marine environment as an important issue for northern people. Network partners and participants will be encouraged to engage in comparative dialogue so their previous local research can be viewed in regional context from different viewpoints.
- Build up network of teachers, researchers and students
- Exchange knowledge and best practice
- Invite regularly for conferences/workshops in the field, including NGO's and stakeholders
- Intensify teacher and student mobility within existing funding-programmes
- Promote study opportunities thourhg UArctic's GoNorth program
- Develop and market field schools
- Develop one common, web-based, master's course rather than a whole joint programme
- Develop a study kit on Coastal and Marine issues for UArctic's Circumpolar Studies program
- Initiate research in the field
- Open up opportunities for external funding
Current and Planned Activities
- Planned workshop in Akureyri in June in connection with a conference on coastal and marine tourism.
- Planned workshop in Newfoundland in October in connection with the seafood congress, see http://www.wsc2013.com
- Planned workshop in Tromso in February 2014 in connection with the Arctic conference
- Planned workshop in Akureyri in summer 2014 in connection with a conference on distributional changes in Arctic marine species.