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Flyttet til 2021 - Nordic ESERO - Climate research in the Polar landscape - 2020


Key Info

  • Location
  • First day of the event
    06.08, 2020
  • Last day of the event
    10.08, 2020

Climate change is currently one of the most relevant issues. Its consequences are accelerating. Society, especially the next generations, needs to be informed and ready to understand the importance of our actions to the planet. Several curricula are increasing the time devoted to this topic.

This course aims to serve as inspiration on climate and climate change, exploring the consequences in one of the regions in the Arctic more sensitive to these changes. The objective is to provide the tools, activities and motivation to implement this theme back in the local classroom.

The topics of the course are: changes in Arctic weather and climate, permafrost, ocean currents, sea ice, glaciers, landforms and landscapes. The overall idea is to focus on reflections about how the knowledge of these processes can be transferred to the own home environment, and into gaining confidence enough to carry out more field based education in the school.

Different software will be used in the course. Therefore, course participants must have their own Windows PC, where they must be able to install the software before, during, and after the field trip.

About the course

  • Targeting: Nordic teachers, teaching natural science or geography at lower and upper secondary school.
  • Credits: 10 ECTS
  • Starting up: 3rd February, 2020
  • Course period: 3rd February - 20th November, 2020
  • Field trip: Five days in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 6th - 10th August, 2020. Each day, consists of preparation, field tasks and post work between 08:00 - 19:00. 
  • Arrival: 5th August, 2020
  • Departure: 10th August, 2020
  • Application deadline: 15th November, 2019
  • Teaching language: English
  • Exam: Deadline home exam: 20th November, 2020, 14:00
  • Cost: NOK 3500 due to high lodging costs at Svalbard. Food and other costs are covered by the Nordic ESERO. Please note that semester fee to the Nord universitet must be covered by the individual course participant (approximately NOK 850)

Admission requirements

Teacher Education (for example, elementary school teacher, public teacher or course with PPU) or; A Minimum of bachelor including specialization in science (30 ECTS) and a minimum of 3 years work experience as a teacher in science. Also, remember that you must provide a copy of a diploma from college or University with grades from Norwegian or Nordic education confirming that you are eligible to study at Nord universitet. Note! The Swedish lärerlegitimationen is not accepted as documentation for admission to higher education in Norway.


To apply for the course you need to register in the University's system, click here. Choose the right course and then create a profile. If you have been a student at the North University earlier, then you can use an existing user profile. The documentation must be sent preferably in electronically to or send by postal mail to:

Nord universitet
Postboks 1490
8049 BODØ

Note! Send the email or envelope marked with: "Climate research in the polar landscapes"

For more information, please contact Nordic ESERO.

Here you can see photos from previous Nordic courses and ESERO activities. Read about the course at EduGalaxen. Se video om kurset ved å klikke på bildet under.