Turku, Finland

Solving Wicked Problems of the Future Ocean

when 9 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 50

The aim or the course is to introduce the students to some of the ocean-related wicked problems and to discuss solutions that enable coexistence between marine and maritime life and the modern society that promotes sustainability.

A ‘wicked problem’ is a challenging and urgent problem with numerous causes and effects, for instance climate change, or eutrophication of water bodies. Their solution involves a number of different stakeholders with divergent views, which makes these problems inherently difficult to solve.

In this course, we will focus on how these problems can be tackled in an interdisciplinary, science-based way, combining perspectives from marine ecology, maritime business, marine governance, and cultural studies.

The course includes short lectures, team work, excursions to relevant sites, as well as meetings and discussions with several relevant stakeholders.

Course leader

Åbo Akademi University

Target group

Undergraduate students or anyone interested in marine ecology and maritime business.

Course aim

The aim or the course is to introduce the students to some of the ocean-related wicked problems and to discuss solutions that enable coexistence between marine and maritime life and the modern society that promotes sustainability.

Fee info

EUR 50: The course fee includes:

-Registering to the course and customer service
-Teaching, study facilities in Turku
-Awesome Social Programme