Westfjords Boot Camp
25 August – 2 September, 2022
25 August – 2 September, 2022
The importance of the oceans in the global climate cannot be overstated. Oceans are by far the largest carbon sink in the world. According to World Watch, algae, coral and ocean vegetation store around 93% of carbon dioxide. Oceans also absorb an overwhelming portion of our planet’s excess heat. As greenhouse gases and atmospheric heat increase, growing pressure is placed on our oceans to pick up the slack. Furthermore oceans provide an ideal environment for the production of nutritious foods.
The importance of the ocean to global climate cannot be underestimated.
Oceans absorb a significant amount of carbon and an overwhelming portion of the excess heat. A warmer atmosphere and increasing concentration of greenhouse gases nevertheless exert enormous pressure on the ocean’s ability to regulate the climate (source: UNESCO).
Iceland is the ideal destination to study Regenerative Ocean issues, bustling with innovation collected by the Ocean Cluster and a strong community that is fostering new mindsets to change the way it relates to the blue economy.
Iceland has also marked its first-ever loss of a glacier to climate change, as scientists warn that hundreds of other ice sheets on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
As the world recently marked the warmest July (in 2019) ever on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on a bare rock in a ceremony on the barren terrain once covered by the Okjokull glacier in western Iceland.
The Boot Camp is based on an experiential learning approach that allows participants to engage in an international workshop environment comprised of live experiences, challenges, prototyping exercises, teamwork-based innovation challenges, mentorship sessions, and inspirational talks presented by visionary entrepreneurs, policymakers, innovators, and thought leaders. Meet the instructors and mentors.
Sustainable management of aquaculture
Sustainable use of marine resources
Access small-scale fisheries
This experiential learning platform enables talented, purpose-driven individuals to optimize their specific food interventions to first, positively impact the five Food Shot areas, identified by the Google Food Team, and ultimately the food-related SDGs.
Our Climate Shapers are SEEDERS, talented and charismatic individuals, driving dialogue and change:
Learn more about Boot Camp ‘Climate Shapers.’
All sessions are conducted in English. Participants must have adequate English proficiency to follow sessions and contribute to discussions and projects.
Boot Camp “Climate Shapers” are selected through an application process consisting of:
In addition to an enriching experience, knowledge, and skills, participants who successfully complete the boot camp, and all related activities, will earn a Climate Shaper certificate, from Future Food Institute and FAO elearning academy. This certificate can be displayed on your social media profiles and included in your CV.
Beyond the certificate of completion, Climate Shapers will also have access to the Future Food Alumni network, including invitation to exclusive events and further opportunities for involvement in food transformation initiatives.
The regular Boot Camp participation fee is 1,850.00 euro.
This includes tuition, prototyping materials, and workshops.
If you are applying as part of a company the fee per person is 2,500.00 euro.
If you are a student, an alumnus/a of FIP, FFI/FAO boot camp, FF/YTA, or applying as part of an NGO, a startup, or a non-profit organization, you are entitled to the reduced fee of 975.00 euro.
The boot camp is a full time – intensive program scheduled from August 25th to September 2nd, 2022. In addition to the training sessions, the schedule includes three community events/dinners and a Hackathon involving the local stakeholders. Lessons ends at 2:00pm on the last day of the program.
We suggest that you use a credit card or PayPal. If you are unable to pay with a credit card you can pay via bank transfer. However, if we don’t receive your payment within 7 days, your workshop bookings will be canceled to give your space to another participant.
Yes, we offer a reduced fee for people belonging to an NGO, a startup or a non-profit organization. If you are eligible for this fee, please check the box in the application form. Please note that we may ask you for proof of your eligibility.
All Boot Camp sessions are conducted in English. Participants must have minimum English proficiency to follow along and participate in discussions.
Transportation to Boot Camp activities will be coordinated by Future Food.
Upon admission to the program, Future Food will send you a questionnaire to inquire about your accommodation preferences.
Upon admission to the program, you will be sent a questionnaire which will ask about any dietary restrictions.