Overall Goal


  • Promote student mobility within existing funding-programmes (N2N)
  • Develop joint field schools and masters courses
  • Explore dual and blended degree options


  • Initiate research in the interdisciplinary field of fisheries and aquaculture in the Arctic
  • Open up opportunities for external funding
  • Explore synergies to existing research projects such as Horizon 2020 projects
  • Use the TN to leverage research grants to national and international funding agencies and global philanthropies


  • Build up network of teachers, students and specialists from organizations such as Nordic Council, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), FAO, US Sea Grant, etc.
  • Exchange knowledge and best practice
  • Organize conferences/workshops in the field

Planned Activities 2020

  • To hire new Master's Program Director in Coastal and Marine Management, see the news
  • To Complete book chapter on fisheries and aquaculture in the Arctic for SDWG
  • Student exhange
  • Professional networking (sharing grant opportunities and knowledge exchange, manage email list)
  • Course development
  • UArctic Congress session

Thematic Network cross-links:

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution
UArctic Thematic Network on Global Ecological and Economic Connections in Arctic and Sub-Arctic Crab Fisheries