Arctic Marine MammalsSummer Course

Iceland study tour with student photographer Haley Adams.
Summer Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science
Location: Copenhagen
Session 2

This course offers students a comprehensive foundation in marine mammal biology and the skills necessary for studying these animals in the wild. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience in marine mammal research in the Arctic, bridging the gap between theoretical study and real-world application.


Katja Vinding Petersen

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Distribution, habitat use, behavior, and sound communication), Zoology Dept., Whale Unit, University of Pretoria, 2016. M.S. (Biology and Didactics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Research associate at Statens Serum Institute, Denmark (2012-2016). TV presenter at “Physics at sea”, Galathea 3 Expedition (2008). Has worked with marine mammals in the field in, Iceland, Northern Norway, Greenland, and South Africa. Local stranding responsible In the Overstrand Region, South Africa (2010-2012). Founder of the Danish Maine Mammal Society (2003). With DIS since 2019. On leave Summer 2023.

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