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BUP Summer Course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

BUP summer course29 September - 3 October 2009 in Hamburg, Germany

The Summer Course is an initiative of the German office of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and was organised in cooperation with the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS. It is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to sustainable development, river basin management and climate issues in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning.

The course will offer a state-of-the-art overview of matters related to sustainable development and river basin management and will be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

Local government, officials, engineers, practitioners and students from Baltic countries. Students from all subjects currently registered at universities across the Baltic Sea are especially welcome to attend the Summer Course. Interested participants need to register until the 30th June 2009 (see registration form).

Format of Modules and Accreditation
The Summer Course consists of seven Modules:

  • Module I: The Baltic, its Environment and Climate Change
  • Module II: Common property and open access regimes in the context of water management and good governance
  • Module III: The European Waterframework Directive – Implications on River Management in the Baltic
  • Module IV: Analysing water quality in the Baltic Sea
  • Module V: Sustainable sediment management: Risk prioritization and multicriteria decision making on management options
  • Module VI: Environmental Legislation
  • Module VII: Case studies on river basin management in the Baltic Sea

Each module will be delivered by means of lectures, followed by discussions. In some modules, group work will be performed. Upon completion of the Summer Course, participants will be required to write short essays (8-10 pages) on climate and river-basin management issues, which will subsequently be assessed. The best essays will be published in the homepage of »Klima 2009/Climate 2009«. The work performed in the framework of the Summer Course will be awarded 3,0 ECTS. This can be used as certificate of further education (Weiterbildungszertifikat). The credits can be used as a partial fulfillment to requirements in post-graduate studies (e.g. MSc, PhD).

An official Certificate of participation will be issued by the Baltic University Programme to all participants who have attended the Summer Course and have successfully submitted their essays.

Registration and other Details
Registration is free of charges and needs to be done until the 30th June 2009 at the latest. No registrations after the deadline may be accepted. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs. Exceptions may be discussed on an individual basis. Accommodation and food will be provided free of charges to all registered participants for the period of Tuesday 29th September
2009 (arrival) until the morning of Saturday the 3rd October 2009 totalising four nights.

Course location
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Research and Transfer Centre, »Application of Life Sciences«,
Lohbruegger Kirchstr. 65, 21033 Hamburg, Germany

Registration form and further details