Denmark, Aarhus

Legal, Economic and Political Governance of Resource Exploitation in the Arctic: Focus on Oil, Gas and Mining Industries

when 14 July 2014 - 8 August 2014
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

The Arctic is the region around the North Pole with series of islands, ice-formations and seas north of the Arctic Circle. The US Geological Survey reported in 2008 on a potential of up to 30% of the world´s undiscovered gas and 13% of the world´s undiscovered oil resources in the Arctic. There is no agreed definition of the geographical extent of the Arctic. The legal, economic and governmental conditions for enterprises that are interested in investing in offshore oil and gas drillings in the Arctic Ocean are the focal points of this summer school course.

The Arctic region is covered by a variety of governance and regulatory regimes relating to the protection and preservation of the marine environment and the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity as well as oil and gas resources.

Course leader

Sandra Cassotta, Aarhus University

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

The outcome of this course is to meet the demand for more trained professionals specialized in the legal, economic and social situation in the Arctic Ocean, where many offshore drilling activities are expected to start up. The focus of the course is on the legal conditions. The offshore drilling in the Arctic region is expected to offer several job opportunities in the future, and for most of the people working in a leading position, it will be of importance that they know something about the legal conditions.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.