Online course "Forests, wood and carbon" available for all in Aalto Open University
Online course CHEM-C2470 Forests, Wood and Carbon (5 cr) is running in spring 2023. You may follow the course completely online whenever it is suitable for you during V period 24.4. – 9.6.2023. The course includes short videos, texts, exercises and online exams. The course starts with an online introduction 24.4.2023 at 9:15. Register to the course by 1.5.2023 in Aalto Open University:
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Students on this course will learn about global carbon sources and sinks and the role of forests in the carbon cycle. The general rules of life-cycle analysis are introduced, including selected work phases, such as calculating carbon storage potential in the case of wood. The basic structure of wood is presented with links to its properties such as appearance, dimensional stability, and strength. Students will learn about the mechanical properties of wood as well its dimensional stability and moisture interaction at the cell-level. Students will become familiar with the most common long-lived wood products that are used in various applications in the built environment.
More practical information about the course will be updated in MyCourses:
To support learning the course includes several short videos, such as presented in this Youtube-channel:
Aalto University - Wood Science
See also a short marketing video about the course below:
Offering this course to a wider audience is part of a successful fundrading campaign, which finished last year. Read more about the campaign and supporters. Everyone interested are invited to join this open online course and enhance sustainable and versatile use of wood!
Find out about other Wood science courses and Aalto Wood minor from the link below:
Please contact the course staff by email: [email protected]
- Kristiina Lillqvist, University lecturer
- Lauri Rautkari, Professor