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Large Marine Ecosystems

Focusing on the Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) of the world, this course will introduce the concept and practice of ecosystem-based management. LMEs occupy areas of coastal ocean at least 200 000 km² or greater in size. These coastal waters produce 12.6 trillion USD in ecosystem goods and services annually and are vitally important for billions of people around the globe. Because LMEs are bounded by ocean features and are globally linked, management of human activities needs to occur in an integrated fashion across political boundaries and economic sectors (e.g. fishing, shipping, energy, tourism, and mining.) This represents a new type of management approached - shifting from single sector-based to multi-sector assessment and management within the spatial domain of the world's 66 Large Marine Ecosystems. There is global high-level support for this new approach and in this course, we will introduce the concepts and tools for assessing and managing LMEs. Together, leaders and experts in a global movement to recover and sustain the goods and services of LMEs will introduce you to the mechanisms used for assessment (Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis), planning and implementation (Strategic Action Programme). Based on recent activities in implementation and practice of the LME approach in 22 projects around the globe, we will showcase examples of effective management at this scale, and highlight the challenges and issues. By the end of the online course, we hope you will be able to actively use this knowledge to advance sustainable development of the world’s oceans. The course was created with the support and input of: the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), UNESCO-IOC and IW:LEARN.

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Rating 4.6 based on 49 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort This course has been designed to be taken over six weeks, involving 3-4 hours per week.
Starts Nov 21 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Cape Town, IW:LEARN, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNESCO-IOC, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-The GEF), United Nations Environment Programme via Coursera
Instructor Coleen Moloney
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Engineering
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Biology Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability Basic Science

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large marine ecosystems

I really enjoyed going more into depth on large marine ecosystems, after seeing the term mentioned in a paper I read for my Honours thesis.

This course deepened my understanding of large marine ecosystems, how they should be assessed and the best practices/strategies that should be implemented in order to successfully manage them.

I think they're a good representation of all the existing literature there is on large marine ecosystems.

Highly recommended to understand the management and analysis of the large marine ecosystems on the planet.Un curso muy bueno, con herramientas y buena información a cargo de expertos en la materia.

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assessment and management

It gives so much great information to really get to grips with LME assessment and management, as well as lots of resources to fully engage with the topic.

A general review of LME assessment and management.

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my first

I hope that some else tries it, as my first online course, it definitely won't be my last.

This was my first engagement with an online course and I found it super easy to engage with the course material as instructions were clear.

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It is the first online course I have completed, and I found it interactive, engaging and informative.

recommend it

100% recommend it for anyone interested in marine ecosystems.

I will surely recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

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وبعبارة أخرى، فإن تجربة هذه النتائج الحرب في تأسيس الأمم المتحدة، تهدف إلى الحفاظ على عالم يسوده السلام وازدهار الأمم.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Ecology Educator $52k

Ecosystem Sales Operations $63k

Instructor, School of Human Ecology $65k

MARINE MANAGEMENT Contractor $69k

Marine Geologist $76k

Marine 2 3 $77k

Ecosystem Sales Operations Manager $78k

Marine Tech $79k

Senior Marine Management Systems Auditor Consultant $95k

Senior Marine Engineering, Project & Program Management $120k

Ecosystem Solution Architect $149k

Analytical Ecosystem Architect $159k

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Rating 4.6 based on 49 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort This course has been designed to be taken over six weeks, involving 3-4 hours per week.
Starts Nov 21 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Cape Town, IW:LEARN, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNESCO-IOC, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-The GEF), United Nations Environment Programme via Coursera
Instructor Coleen Moloney
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Engineering
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Biology Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability Basic Science

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