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BSRS0025 Energy, Shipping and Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region 0–5 ECTS
Organised by
Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Daria Gritsenko (MES), project researcher, Center for Maritime Studies (Brahea Center), UTU
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

General description

Not offered in 2015-16

Learning outcomes

This course sets an objective to place the discussion of energy and shipping in the framework of sustainable development. It discusses the three interconnected facets of sustainability (economy, environment and social) with specific reference to challenges arising from transition in the energy and maritime sectors. The students will learn about the environmental state of the Baltic Sea and the current and future policies undertaken by littoral states and international organizations to mitigate adverse effects of shipping. A special emphasize will be put upon the environmental dimension of energy transition in the BSR, i.a. technical aspects (new modes of energy) and relation to transport, infrastructure and development. The course will also cover a broad range of EU policy aspects: economy (in particular commercial shipping and energy transport), maritime spatial planning, international environmental cooperation, the role of the EU policies for sustainability governance in the BSR. Upon completion of the course students will have broaden their understanding of the complex interaction of environment, economy and politics, and gain an insight of the current challenges to sustainability governance in the Baltic Sea region. During the last session a role game will offer the students a close up experience of the challenges in maritime spatial planning.


During this course the students will broaden their understanding of the complex interaction of environment, economy and politics in the framework of sustainable development. In particular, students will have obtained deep insights into the field of maritime transportation, energy policy and maritime spatial planning. Preliminary lecture plan is as follows:
Lecture 1 Global environmental problems and global environmental governance
Lecture 2 Baltic Sea Region: environmental problems and solutions
Lecture 3 The philosophy of sustainability and sustainable development in practice
Lecture 4 Sustainability governance in the BSR: some examples
Lecture 5 Energy, environment and sustainability
Lecture 6 Environmental dimension of energy transport in the BSR
Lecture 7 Maritime transport and environment
Lecture 8 Quality shipping governance in the Baltic Sea
Lecture 9 Maritime Spatial Planning: Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones and Maritime Activities in the BSR
Role game: MSP challenge: Planning the Unique

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 0 h 18 h
Exercises 0 h 2 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Attending the lectures 18h, group work (role game) 2h, obligatory readings (ca. 10 academic articles x 20p)

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Essay assignment (5-7 pp, topic related to the course) Grading system (0-5)

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Autumn semester 2014

Study materials

Obligatory readings (ca. 10 academic articles x 20p), further information will be given during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules