SDG Bergen

UiB hosts first SDG14 course for IOC

The University of Bergen is happy to announce that we are hosting an OceanTeacher Global Academy course in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

University of Bergen student showing up specimen found during field work on Norway's western coast.
FIRST COURSE: During the 2021 Bergen Summer Research School, the University of Bergen hosts an OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) course.
Eivind Senneset for University of Bergen

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As part of its global leadership role on Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14), the University of Bergen (UiB) is hosting one of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) courses in the OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA). IOC is a part of UNESCO.

“We are delighted to be working with IOC on this and to provide the PhD students in our course with skills related to science and policy to provide society with knowledge contributing to a sustainable ocean,” says Professor Lise Øvreås, who is the Scientific Director for SDG Bergen Ocean.

UiB’s OTGA contribution will take place as part of the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS), where a group of educators led by Associate Professor Katja Enberg are providing an SDG14 course as part of this year’s BSRS theme Science and Society towards the SDGs.

“BSRS has been a feature every summer for more than ten years and was a good arena for integrating our first OTGA course and we are particularly delighted that as part of this we have provided five excellent young researchers from across the world, and in particular from the global south, with an opportunity to partake in the work we do to engage with the 2030 Agenda at the University of Bergen and SDG Bergen,” says Øvreås.

There are more than 100 admitted participants to this year’s BSRS in total. The admitted OTGA students are from Fiji, Grenada, China and Nigeria.