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BSRM3203 Environment 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

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. Students gain theoretical understanding about the construction of environmental problems and the governance of environment and energy related processes in the 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 methodological discussions concerning the inter-relatedness of economy, politics, ecology and culture.


This course opens perspectives to the pressuring challenges related to energy and environment and unfolds their historical constitution in the Baltic Sea region. It describes the ecological state of the Baltic and makes sense of the ways in which processes like eutrophication and land-use changes are in the nexuses of political, economic, environmental and social factors, making the solving of these pressuring challenges multi-disciplinary in character. It also familiarizes the students with the legal and political framework of the Baltic, which is multi-level and multi-scalar as municipalities, nation states, the European Union, HELCOM and international organisations are being intertwined in tackling the manifold environmentally detrimental processes in this fragile sea area.

Teaching methods

lectures, independent work, group work, literature

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English

course participation, participation in group work, exam/essay


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn


Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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
Postgraduate Degrees, hum