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Arctic Development (Coursera)

Oct 10th 2022
Arctic Development (Coursera)
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Welcome to Arctic: Development! In this third in a series of Arctic MOOCs, brought to you by a unique partnership between the University of Alberta and UiT The Arctic University of Norway, we will be exploring regional development in a changing arctic. In this 4-week course, you will investigate [...]

Renewable Energy: Fundamentals and Job Opportunities (Coursera)

Oct 10th 2022
Renewable Energy: Fundamentals and Job Opportunities (Coursera)
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This course prepares you to recognize the complexities and nuances of different renewable energy solutions, as well as relevant career opportunities (both technical occupations and roles not typically associated with clean energy). Learners are immersed in discussions about green energy technologies, the impact of sustainability on society, energy consumption [...]

Extinctions: Past, Present, & Future (Coursera)

This course introduces you to the five mass extinctions of the pre-human past, their causes and significance to the history of life on earth, and the current mass extinction happening during our time. We’ll also explore the history of paleontology and geological study and review the key players that [...]

A Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism (Coursera)

Oct 10th 2022
A Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism (Coursera)
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Metals are present everywhere around us and are one of the major materials upon which our economies are built. Economic development is deeply coupled with the use of metals. During the 20th century the variety of metal applications in society grew rapidly. In addition to mass applications such as [...]

Wind resources for renewable energies (Coursera)

The main goal of this course is to get the necessary knowledge on atmospheric and fluid dynamics in order to quantify the wind resource of a local or regional area. We’ll learn about basic meteorology, the specific dynamics of turbulent boundary layers and some standard techniques to estimate wind [...]

Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development (Coursera)

Ecosystem services are a way of thinking about – and evaluating – the goods and services provided by nature that contribute to the well-being of humans. This MOOC will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political dimensions of the concept through a mix of theory, case-studies, interviews with specialists and [...]

Imagery, Automation, and Applications (Coursera)

Welcome to the last course of the specialization (unless your continuing on to the capstone project, of course!). Using the knowledge you’ve learned about ArcGIS, complete technical tasks such raster calculations and suitability analysis. What you will learn:Use the imagery in two different common types of analysis: NDVI and [...]

Our Earth's Future (Coursera)

Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change and how to talk about it. You will learn from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology who study how climate change is affecting people, populations, and ways of life. Explore the multiple lines of [...]

Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia (Coursera)

How can we live a good life on one planet with over seven billion people? This course will explore greening the economy on four levels – individual, business, city, and nation. We will look at the relationships between these levels and give many practical examples of the complexities and [...]