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Approx. 25 hours to complete
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Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 25 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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University of Cape Town

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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IW:LEARN

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Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-The GEF)

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UNESCO-IOC

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United Nations Environment Programme

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

What is the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach?

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 37 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
8 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
8 readings
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
4 practice exercises
Ecosystem based management30m
Large Marine Ecosystems30m
Five Module approach30m
Week 1: The LME Approach30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

The Three Natural Science Modules

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 33 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
The productivity module7m
The fish and fisheries module5m
Pollution and ecosystem health6m
Plastic pollution6m
Dr Sherman's perspectives5m
Week 2 wrap up1m
8 readings
What to expect in Week 23m
The Plankton Chronicles Project videos2m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources on fisheries10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources on pollution10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings10m
3 practice exercises
Productivity30m
Fish and Fisheries30m
Pollution and Ecosystem Health30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Two Human Dimension Modules

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Socioeconomics module5m
Governance module4m
Dr Sherman's Perspectives6m
Week 3 wrap up53s
5 readings
What to expect in week 33m
Readings and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings5m
Additional readings on the Five Modules10m
4 practice exercises
Socioeconomics30m
Governance30m
Week 3: LME Human Dimension Modules30m
Week 3: Readings on the five modules30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

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

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 23 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Transboundary diagnostic analsysis5m
Strategic Action Programme4m
Other tools4m
Dr Sherman's perspectives4m
Week 4 wrap up1m
4 readings
What to expect in week 43m
Reading and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings10m
2 practice exercises
TDA-SAP approach30m
Assessment and management tools30m

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