BT3120 - Aquatic Food Supply Chain Management, Environment and Resources


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 100/100

Course content

The course is linked to recent research on sustainable development theory and practice and on implementation of novel technologies in the fish supply chain and presents advanced methods used for real time monitoring and indicators of quality, safety and traceability.
The topics are: a) sustainability analysis of value chain; b) Logistics and mapping of activities using the SCOR model; c) traceability and monitoring of indicators for quality and safety of products ; c) Application of ICT and RFID technology for real time monitoring to enhance transparency of the supply chain d) Tools for assessment of environmental impacts of processing and logistics will be examined like Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and various indicators like carbon footprint and food miles for the aquatic food supply chain will be discussed. e) Tools for assessment of economic and social aspects of processing and logistics will be examined like cost benefit analysis and decision analysis f) tools for assessing simultaneously environmental, economic and social aspects such as multi-criteria assessment.

Learning outcome

The students should be able to:
- describe basic and advanced ideas, theories and concepts of sustainable development.
- compose, organize and present sustainability indicators.
- explain, evaluate and apply common methods used in environmental and resource analysis as it relates to sustainable development. Can present interpret, analyze and explain results.
- critically synthesize literature, and formulate practical and theoretical solutions to environment and resource issues as they relate to sustainable development.
- describe the processes, functions, flows and players in a logistics system, the supply chain objectives and performance indicators.
- describe and analyse the environmental issues related to transportation and logistics
- using the SCOR model for processes, functions, and flow descriptions in a logistics system.
- describe SCM issues that are important such as collaboration, use of information technology and information systems, and more

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project work. Language of teaching is English. The course is offered as e-learning, lectures will be given as podcasts. There will be a web meeting every week to discuss the content of the lectures and to discuss the exercises given in the lectures.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BT2110 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science


Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Report 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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