Arctic universities launch online climate change course
Canada's University of Alberta, in cooperation with the University of Tromsø (Arctic University of Norway) and the University of the Arctic (UArctic), a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the Arctic, have developed a unique educational course, the Arctic Massive Online Course (MOOC), that focuses on climate change and Arctic environmental issues, the UArctic website notes.
"We've studied a large amount of scientific research from all across the Arctic, and created one easy to understand path to learning about the Arctic climate," said Pat Maher, an UArctic representative on the project and professor at Cape Breton University.
The online climate change course will be the first Arctic course, with another three courses, focusing on The Economy, Resource Management and Peoples and Cultures in the Arctic, to follow later this year.
The project is sponsored by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the concerned universities.