Through UiT, the ARCTOS Student Support Network offers several courses and workshops. Some of these courses are focused on marine ecology, others are relevant to all scientific fields and open for all PhD students at UiT. ARCTOS PhD students have priority in the courses, but other PhD students are welcome to apply as well. All courses and workshops are held in English.

A list of courses and workshops – the links in parentheses take you to the extensive course description on the ARCTOS pages (ARCTOS) or to the official UiT course page (UiT)

  • BIO-8516 [BIO-8517 when taken twice] Arctic Frontiers PhD/student workshop (4 ECTS) – annual workshop in concert with Arctic Frontiers conference on research proposal writing and more (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-8510 ARCTOS marine ecological research cruise Spitsbergen and Barents Sea (3 ECTS) – every 1-2 years at varying times of the year (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-8511 ARCTOS Marine ecological research cruise East Greenland (3 ECTS) – every 1-2 years in varying times of the year (ARCTOS)
  • BIO-8504 ARCTOS Colloquiums (5 ECTS) – continuous throughout the year at UiT and other localities, sometimes with video conference setup for remote participants (ARCTOS / UiT)

Courses at UiT relevant for ARCTOS PhD students but not organized by ARCTOS

  • FSK-8002 Communicating Science Module 1 – Scientific writing (3 ECTS) – part of HNA (UiT)
  • BIO-8007 Communicating Science Module 2 – Coping with media (1 ECTS) – annually in spring, part of HNA (UiT)
  • BIO-8010 Communicating Science Module 3 – Visualizing your science (3 ECTS) – annually in spring, part of HNA (UiT)
  • FSK-8003 Leadership skills – preparing PhD students for taking on leadership tasks (2 ECTS) – part of HNA (UiT)
  • BIO-8603 Philosophy of science and ethics (6 ECTS) – spring intensive short course on the ethics and science (UIT)
  • BIO-8015 Arctic marine pollution (10 ECTS) – annually in autumn (UiT)
  • BIO-8105 Ecological methodology – Study design and statistical analysis (10 ECTS) – annually in spring (UiT)
  • BIO-8514 Advanced ecological statistics (10 ECTS) – annually in spring (UiT)

Several courses available at UNIS can be of interest for PhD students of the ARCTOS PhD school.

  • AB-820 Arctic Marine Zooplankton (10 ECTS)
  • AB-821 Ecology of Arctic marine benthos (10 ECTS)
  • AB-823 Light climate and primary productivity in the Arctic (10 ECTS)
  • AB-825 Biotelemetric methods (10 ECTS)
  • AB-827 Arctic Microbiology (10 ECTS)
  • AB-830 Ecosystems in ice-covered waters (10 ECTS)
  • AB-832 Arctic marine molecular ecology (10 ECTS)
  • AB-834 Underwater robotics and polar night biology (10 ECTS)
  • AB-835 Ecosystem-based management of Arctic marine systems (10 ECTS)