The transdisciplinary program provides an understanding of the complex landscape of ocean challenges and builds the knowledge, skills, and capacity necessary to lead sustainable integrative solutions.

The Ocean Leadership program aims to strengthen strategic competences in leading the development and implementation of integrative sustainability solutions for the ocean.
The program is open to professionals working in any marine or maritime sector, from industry, government, or civil society. Applicants need to have at least 2 years leadership experience, but this can be at any level.

As a transdisciplinary experience-based master that is targeting multiple sectors, the program will bring together a novel network of established and emerging ocean leaders. Through problem- and solution-based learning, participants will build knowledge, skills and capacities that are directly relevant to their current work environment, ensuring impact and a return on investment for the employer.

The program runs part-time over three years. The first two years are focused on course work, with a combination of face-to-face sessions, digital discussion seminars, and online course modules for independent study. The third year is dedicated to the development of a master’s thesis on a topic of relevance to the participants’ work environment and mentored by a skilled supervisory team. 

Through the course work, participants will develop relevant knowledge and skills across the domains of sustainability and resilience, leadership and ethics, law and governance, innovation and ICT. Emphasis will be placed on understanding critical global challenges and navigating conflicts; developing collaborative, adaptive and transformational styles of leadership; facilitating creativity and responsibility in blue/green innovation; participating in governance of the sea at local, regional, and international levels; and engaging with the storage, analysis, and integration of digital information in ethical and impactful ways.

The first cohort of the program will begin in the autumn of 2022, with the admission of Nordic applicants. Admissions will then take place every second year and become open for a broader range of international applicants.
The Ocean Leadership Experience-based Master does not provide sufficient credits to pursue a PhD program.

Application deadline: March 1st 2022.

More info about program and admission here.

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