À propos de ce cours
The GlobalArctic MOOC introduces you the dynamics between global changes and changes in the Arctic. This course aims to highlight the effects of climate change in the Polar region. In turn, it will underline the impacts of a warmer Arctic on the planet Earth. For human civilization, the Arctic stands both as a laboratory and a warning for human kind. Besides, this course gives course followers an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development in the Arctic region. This course is unique as it gathers several world’s experts for the first time to speak about the Arctic. Their respective inputs from different academic perspectives and disciplines offer a relevant and complete assessment of the Arctic region and its connection to the rest of the planet. At the end of the day, the course intends to offer in full scope the keys to understanding as the Arctic plays as a mirror of the human and geological dynamics....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Dates limites flexibles

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Intermediate Level

Niveau intermédiaire

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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Recommandé : 4 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week...
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English

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Week
1
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1 heure pour terminer

Introduction to the MOOC

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 6 min), 5 lectures
Reading5 lectures
Introduction and objectives10 min
Evaluation10 min
Certificate10 min
Course discussions10 min
Where to get help10 min
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

WEEK 1 EARTH SYSTEM DYNAMICS

This first week aims to overlook the different effects of the climate change in the Arctic. And vice-versa, we will introduce and evaluate the effects of a warmer Arctic on the rest of the planet. Besides, lectures will raises consequences on the biodiversity and negative outcomes with pollutants in the Arctic region....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 66 min), 7 lectures, 6 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Global warming and its effects on the Arctic10 min
Climate effects of other pollutants (black carbon, methane)10 min
Global warming, permafrost thawing and its effects on the Arctic14 min
Impacts of global warming on Arctic biota9 min
The effects of Arctic climate change on the Earth system9 min
Impacts of Arctic climate change on the world9 min
Conclusion to the Week 1 min
Reading7 lectures
Week description and objectives10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz No.110 min
Practice Quiz No.28 min
Practice Quiz No.36 min
Practice Quiz No.56 min
Practice Quiz No.68 min
Week
2
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5 heures pour terminer

WEEK 2 Arctic resources and the quest for them

In this second week, lecturers will expose various types of Arctic resources. Indeed, this week will highlight different resources exploited (fisheries, mining and so on) and the rush for new ones including tourism and O&G....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 71 min), 7 lectures, 7 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Oil, gas and coal resources exploitation in the Arctic12 min
2.3 Mineral resource exploitation in the Arctic12 min
Arctic Fisheries in an uncertain future11 min
The opening of the Arctic to commercial shipping8 min
Infrastructure development and urbanization10 min
Tourism13 min
Conclusion to the week 21 min
Reading7 lectures
Week description and objectives10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz No.1 min
Practice Quiz No.2 min
Practice Quiz No.3 min
Practice Quiz No.4 min
Practice Quiz No.5 min
Practice Quiz No.6 min
Week
3
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5 heures pour terminer

WEEK 3 The evolving image and significance of the Arctic from early colonization to the ultimate industrial frontier

This third week will tackle historical perception of the Arctic in the frame of the Anthropocene era. From early colonization under the Viking rule until the Chinese Polar Silk Road project, lectures will guide you through this evolving and transforming image and significance to the world....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 57 min), 6 lectures, 5 quiz
Video7 vidéos
The Arctic as frontier15 min
Early industrialization of the Arctic7 min
The Arctic of the Cold War10 min
The Post-Cold War Arctic7 min
The Asian Arctic9 min
Conclusion to the Week 33 min
Reading6 lectures
Week description and objectives10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Further videos10 min
Further readings10 min
Further readings10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz No.1 min
Practice Quiz No.2 min
Practice Quiz No.38 min
Practice Quiz No.46 min
Week
4
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6 heures pour terminer

WEEK 4 Actors and governance in the Arctic

Lectures in this fourth week will introduce the different stakeholders shaping the Arctic governance. Overall, lecturers will highlight the interdependency between the Arctic and the global governance and how it interact each other....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 73 min), 7 lectures, 6 quiz
Video8 vidéos
The colonized Arctic and the indigenous peoples12 min
Regional policy and governance10 min
The Arctic 8 (Arctic Council and observers)12 min
China and the Arctic11 min
Europe and the Arctic11 min
UNCLOS and legal regime in the Arctic9 min
Conclusion to the Week 4 and Final Words3 min
Reading7 lectures
Week description10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Further reading10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz No.14 min
Practice Quiz No.210 min
Practice Quiz No.410 min
Practice Quiz No.510 min
Practice Quiz No.68 min

Enseignant

Matthias Finger

Professor
EPFL, ITPP, MIR, IGLUS Lab

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Foire Aux Questions

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