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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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Sugerido: This course has been designed to be taken over six weeks, involving 3-4 hours per week.

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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Sugerido: This course has been designed to be taken over six weeks, involving 3-4 hours per week.

Aprox. 13 horas para completar
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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3 horas para completar

What is the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach?

Introducing the Large Marine Ecosystem approach, ecosystem based management principles, and the five modules. There are three topics covered in this first week - ecosystem-based management, the concept of Large Marine Ecosystems, and the 5-module approach to assessment and management. As well as my lectures, there are also summaries of some key readings and links to other resources. We've included practice quizzes to help you recap and test your understanding of the key concepts as we move through the lessons. There is one graded quiz at the end of the week, which carries marks - but you may take the quiz more than once. At the end of this week, and all the other weeks, Dr Kenneth Sherman will share his insights about the topics we have covered....
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8 videos (Total: 37 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Welcome to the course3m
What is marine ecosystem-based management?7m
What are LMEs?4m
Introducing the five module approach2m
A brief introduction to the tools (TDA & SAP)3m
Dr Sherman's perspective on week 111m
Week 1 wrap-up1m
Reading8 lecturas
Meet the course team5m
How this course works3m
A global collaboration3m
What to expect in Week 13m
Readings and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Week 1 additional resources10m
Quiz4 ejercicios de práctica
Ecosystem based management10m
Large Marine Ecosystems10m
Five Module approach10m
Week 1 Graded Quiz20m

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4 horas para completar

The Three Natural Science Modules

In this week, we deal with the three natural science modules within the five module approach....
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7 videos (Total: 33 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
The productivity module7m
The fish and fisheries module5m
Pollution and ecosystem health6m
Plastic pollution6m
Dr Sherman's perspectives5m
Week 2 wrap up1m
Reading8 lecturas
What to expect in week 23m
Introducing the videos of the Plankton Chronicles Project2m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources on fisheries10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources on pollution10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Productivity quiz10m
Fish and Fisheries quiz8m
Pollution and Ecosystem Health quiz10m

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2 horas para completar

The Two Human Dimension Modules

We move onto the two human dimensions of the five module approach....
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5 videos (Total: 19 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Socioeconomics module5m
Governance module4m
Dr Sherman's Perspectives6m
Week three wrap upm
Reading5 lecturas
What to expect in week 33m
Readings and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings10m
Additional readings on the Five Modules10m
Quiz4 ejercicios de práctica
Socioeconomics module quiz10m
Governance module quiz10m
Week 3 Graded Quiz20m
Week 3 Honors Quiz20m

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4 horas para completar

Tools and Actions: the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and the Strategic Action Programme

This is the heart of the course - delving into the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Programme (SAP). ...
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6 videos (Total: 23 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Transboundary diagnostic analsysis5m
Strategic Action Programme4m
Other tools4m
Dr Sherman's perspectives4m
Week 4 wrap up1m
Reading4 lecturas
What to expect in week 43m
Reading and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
TDA-SAP approach quiz10m
Tools quiz10m
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por KGJun 26th 2018

This course is amazing and so needed nowadays. Fully recommended!

Instructor

Coleen Moloney

Associate Professor
Marine Research Institute

Acerca de University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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