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Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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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)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

What is the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach?

3 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 management10m
Large Marine Ecosystems10m
Five Module approach10m
Week 1: The LME Approach20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

The Three Natural Science Modules

4 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
Productivity10m
Fish and Fisheries8m
Pollution and Ecosystem Health10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Two Human Dimension Modules

2 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
Socioeconomics10m
Governance10m
Week 3: LME Human Dimension Modules20m
Week 3: Readings on the five modules20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

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

4 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 approach10m
Assessment and management tools10m

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