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Become an expert in coastal and maritime tourism!

You can choose from four different international courses, each 5 ECTS credits - take them all or choose the most interesting one!

How to participate?

  • The courses are available in the Moodle platform between 1.9.2022-31.3.2023.
  • All courses are offered online without any scheduled activities i.e., they are studied at own pace.
  • The registration opens 1.9.2022. The link will be available here.
  • Courses are equal to Bachelor level (EQF6) studies and can be validated as elective studies for your Bachelor’s degree.

Registration: You will find link to the Moodle platform here. The courses are open from September 2022 to March 2023. All the assignments have to be returned until 31 March 2023. Just sign in and start the studies!

Course delivery: The courses are online courses. They are studied at your own pace online. Each course includes online study materials and assignments. The deadline for assignments is the last date of each month. You will get the assessment in two weeks.

Certifications: After passing the course, you will get a course certificate. With this certificate you can validate the ECTS credits at your host university. It is like taking the studies as an exchange student in another university!

Registration will open 1 September 2022.

1. Introduction to Coastal and Maritime Tourism (5 ECTS credits)

The course is an informative starter pack of the coastal and maritime tourism sector and its key issues. It provides learner with an understanding of the fundamental issues, concepts, and resources available in coastal and marine tourism.

2. Coastal and Maritime Tourism Sustainability Management (5 ECTS credits)

The course focuses on sustainability matters in the context of blue economy and provides learners knowledge on how to manage and improve the organisation's environmental, social, and economic impacts. The course also provides skills of sustainability communication targeted at internal and external stakeholders.

3. Coastal and Maritime Destination Design (5 ECTS credits)

The course provides learner with applicable coastal and maritime tourism sector-specific knowledge, skills, and competencies in designing and managing sustainable destinations.

4. Designing Blue Experiences (5 ECTS credits)

The course provides learner with knowledge of tools for designing coastal tourism products, to develop the ability to identify and exploit business opportunities, and to create value by using blue resources in an innovative way.

The following persons will give you more information about the courses:

Introduction to Coastal and Maritime Tourism: Ms. Jaana Ruoho jaana.ruoho@samk.fi and Ms. Lorraine Dunne lorraine.dunne@dkit.ie

Coastal and Maritime Tourism Sustainability Management: Mr. Ilkka Latomäki ilkka.latomaki@seamk.fi

Coastal and Maritime Destination Design: Ms. Margrit Kärp margrit.karp@ut.ee and Mr. Timo Derriks t.derriks@hz.nl

Designing Blue Experiences: Ms. Ilze Grinfelde ilze.grinfelde@va.lv

It you are a degree student in the following universities and have questions about participation, please turn to

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences: Jaana Ruoho, jaana.ruoho@samk.fi

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences: Ilkka Latomäki, ilkka.latomaki@seamk.fi

University of Tartu, Pärnu College: Margrit Kärp, margrit.karp@ut.ee

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences: Ilze Grinfelde, ilze.grinfelde@va.lv

HZ University of Applied Sciences: Timo Derriks, t.derriks@hz.nl

Dundalk Institute of Technology: Lorraine Dunne, lorraine.dunne@dkit.ie

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