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BSRM3203 BSRM3203Environment and energy related challenges in the Baltic Sea Region 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
to be specified
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X X

Learning outcomes

The students are familiarized with the unique ecological, hydrological and geological evolutions and contemporary conditions of the Baltic Sea. These biophysical factors are examined in close associations with human action, giving special focus on energy related issues and challenges. What is more, students gain deeper theoretic understanding about construing the governance of environment and energy related processes in a regional context. These outcomes are achieved firstly through lecturers providing knowledge from the different fields of operations (e.g. transport, climate change, energy security, harbours); and secondly via opening methodological discussions concerning the inter-relatedness of economy, ecology and culture.


This course opens perspectives to the pressuring challenges related to energy and environment, and further, unfolds their historical constitution in the Baltic Sea region. Indeed, the Baltic itself has been argued to be among the most polluted seas in the world and the global climate change is likely to make the situation even worse. Processes like eutrophication and land-use changes are in the nexuses of political, economic, environmental and social factors, which make the solving of these pressuring challenges naturally multi-disciplinary. Moreover, the legal and political framework of the Baltic is multi-scalar as the municipalities, nation states, the European Union, HELCOM and United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea are being intertwined in tackling the manifold environmentally detrimental processes in this fragile sea area.

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussions, role game, instructed writing of an essay

Modes of study

Web exam, essay and activity during lectures and discussions


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn

Will be given in the Autumn term 2015

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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