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SAIL application period is 23 February to 16 March 2015.

SAIL for Students 2015SAIL - Applications are to be submitted via the site www.universityadmissions.se or www.antagning.se. The application period is 23 February to 16 March 2015.

SAIL course code: UU-19503, the course is a summer course at Uppsala University.

Sustainability Applied in International Learning (SAIL) is an international Baltic University Programme summer course offered by the Department of Earth Sciences,  Centre for Sustainable Development. This course includes a 14-day cruise on the STS Fryderyk Chopin. Participants crew the trip departing from Aalborg, Denmark, on 4th August 2015 and returning to Swinoujscie, Poland, on 18th August 2015 via several ports in the Baltic Sea.

Student and teacher applications are mainly invited BUP members. Sustainability, environmental problems including skills and knowledge transfer on the issues facing the Baltic Sea Region frame the curriculum. Lectures, group work, reading, data collection and sailing duty drive learning outcomes. Students prepare presentations for on-board discussion. Submission of post-sailing assignments are required for a pass.

 

Baltic University Spring Students' Conference 2015

Owl sandwichFeeding the World without Destroying the World: Can Food Production Be(come) Sustainable?
Baltic University Spring Students' Conference 2015
15–19 April 2015
Rogów, Poland

We have the pleasure to welcome all students who have studied any of our courses, as well as students coming from the universities that signed the inter-university agreement with the Baltic University Programme, to apply for participation in the conference.

We all have a relationship to food, and food production has always been one of the key concerns of human societies. But to what extent are our current practices and expectations sustainable for the future? If different options have different positive and negative effects, which factors do we weigh as the most important for ourselves, for humanity, and for the planet?

Application Form doc

 

Dennis Meadows as SAIL Teacher

Dennis MeadowsDennis Meadows, the widely known co-author of the books Limits to Growth and Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update will be a member of the teachers team for this years SAIL for Students.

Dennis L. Meadows is an American scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, and former director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He is President of the Laboratory for Interactive Learning.

Source: Wikipedia: Dennis Meadows

 

Baltic Rim Economies 1/2015

Baltic Rim Economies ReviewA new issue of the journal BRE (Baltic Rim Economies) Review has been published by University of Turku. In this issue a large number of experts as usual discuss the Baltic Sea region from different perspectives.

Among the authors and articles you will find:
Karmenu Vella: Now is the time to deliver sustainable Blue Growth in the Baltic.
Sirpa Paatero: The Finnish icebreakers in the Arctic region.

 

 

 

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347 Report

IODP site mapIntegrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347 aimed to retrieve sediments from different settings of the Baltic Sea, encompassing the last interglacial–glacial cycle to address scientific questions along four main research themes:

  1. Climate and sea level dynamics of marine isotope Stage (MIS) 5, including onsets and terminations;
  2. Complexities of the latest glacial, MIS 4–MIS 2;
  3. Glacial and Holocene (MIS 2–MIS 1) climate forcing; and
  4. Deep biosphere in Baltic Sea Basin (BSB) sediments.
 

SAIL 2015: Call for Teachers

SAIL 2015Teachers To the 2015 SAIL Course On-board the Tall Ship Fryderyk Chopin

We are now looking for motivated teachers coming from different disciplines covering aspects of sustainability in a broad sense, thus creating an inter-disciplinary and international learning environment, which can introduce students in complex issues related to sustainability. We are looking for teachers who are interested in trying something new – combining tall ship sailing with an unconventional teaching environment, which is extra-ordinary but can be both physically and mentally demanding. The teachers are expected to prepare and plan the course beforehand, as well as correct exercises and essays/reports after the course. English is the spoken language of the course.

 

3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day

World Sustainable Development Teach-in Day3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day
25th March 2015

Over 100 power point presentations from sustainability experts from across the world, presented at WSSD-U-2014: http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wssd-2014.html are now on-line at: http://world-sustainability-day.net/presentations.html. These can be visited and used as a basis for lectures, to be held as part of the Teach-In Day on 26th March. In this context, a student group in Australia can discuss sustainability at Mexican universities, or a group of US students can debate about sustainability initiatives in Malaysia, using the presentations provided. They may also contact the named experts, who authored the presentations, to ask questions or seek further details. A big thank you goes to all the experts, for sharing their experiences and their know how with a world audience.


The 3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day will unite the global sustainability community, and thousands of people can take part on it. As a truly global event, the Teach-In Day will cater for all time zones.

Participation is open to anyone interested, and is free of any charges. However, in order to allow us to monitor the level of participation and impact of the event, we do require interested persons to register at: http://world-sustainability-day.net/

The 25th March 2015 will be a very special day. A day devoted to sustainability. We look forward to your participation.

 
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