COAT works on integrating research with education at levels ranging from primary school to PhD courses. Through the university courses at UiT and UNIS, bachelor and master students are offered research-based education and training.

COAT Tools is an interdisciplinary research initiative where PhD students contribute to COAT by developing new methodology.

COAT school (only in Norwegian) is a part of COAT’s outreach in local arctic communities. The main objectives of COAT school are to promote knowledge and awareness about climate change and the arctic tundra ecosystem.

Several COAT researchers also contribute to the FRAM Centre Research School and –network AMINOR (advansed environmental studies in the north). AMINOR runs two Phd cources at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, in addition to seminars, discussions and workshops.

Students at field course in Skibotn, Photo: Pia Boholm


Professor, UiT - Arctic university of Norway
Advisor, UiT - Arctic university of Norway