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Large Marine Ecosystems

Assessment and Management

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 4.5 based on 18 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort This course has been designed to be taken over six weeks, involving 3-4 hours per week.
Starts Jul 6 (7 days 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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I RECOMMEND EVERYONE INTERESTED IN ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT TO TAKE IT Great course but the volume levels of the videos need to be adjusted.

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A VERY INFORMATIVE COURSE.

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The grading process it self is a bit difficult as each question is sort of a good or bad options only , there is no room to provide a more refined assessment such as yes main elements were provided but failed to fully answer the question and deserve a 3/4 grade but choice is only 0/4 or 4/4.

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Tasks and activities very challenging and interesting, the best ones those qualified by the other students of the course.

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It is also a great source of information and references about current TDA-SAP efforts in various LMEs.

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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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University of Cape Town

Rating 4.5 based on 18 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort This course has been designed to be taken over six weeks, involving 3-4 hours per week.
Starts Jul 6 (7 days 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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