Supported by a grant from the European Commission, KUDAR is building a Joint MA programme on Sustainable Ocean Management with the Universities of Oldenburg, Copenhagen, and Edinburgh, and with specialists from the Ocean Decade Heritage Network and the State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein.

This new Joint MA programme integrates policy aspects of Maritime Cultural Heritage management and Marine Spatial Planning within the long-term context of Climate Change.  Policy positions in the UN 2030 Agenda, the Blue Growth Strategy of the EU, and the UN Decade of Ocean Science require cross-discplinary experise in these three disciplines for their effective implementation, yet no taught postgraduate programme in the European Higher Education Area jointly addresses these issues.  The aim of the MS-PCC is to meet the needs established by these long-term policies and to fill this gap in the educational environment.

The MS-PCC programme is designed around student mobility to acquire the skills and training necessary to meet the needs of these new long-term policies.  During the classroom phase of this programme, students will spend one term each at Koç University, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Oldenburg.  Augmenting this work will be specialist seminars from the University of Edinburgh, the Ocean Decade Heritage Network, and the State Archaeology Department of Schleswig-Holstein, as well as summer internship opportunities either in the field or with stakeholder organizations.

For more information about the MS-PCC programme and the Joint MSc in Sustainable Ocean Management, please visit our website.