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Safety Management in the Arctic - UNIS

Janine Wetter

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Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich - ETHZ

Lay summary

The course “Safety Management in the Arctic” is a very new course at UNIS (The University Center in Svalbard) and was conducted for the second time this year (2021). As most courses at UNIS, also this course was a combination of theory and outdoor field work, what I personally like very much. The focus of this course was to give an introduction into safety management in the Arctic with the overall goal of learning how to prevent and investigate accidents in the Arctic. The course consisted of four different parts:

  1. Safety theory
  2. Investigation of an accident (Term paper 1)
  3. Analyze of an accident data base (Term paper 2)
  4. Plan a field trip

I personally learnt a lot from this course. I was impressed how important climate change already is for planning field trips here on Svalbard. Since temperatures change, there is no clear shift between summer and winter anymore and people in Svalbard need to use the shoulder seasons too for planning activities

Details

Regional focus Arctic
Location Svarlbad
Funded amount 1,900 CHF
Project dates 1st September 2021 – 30th September 2021
Category Field and Summer Schools
Field Notes
Summer course “Safety Management in the Arctic”
Keywords
arctic