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Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

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

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
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 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
Quiz4 practice exercises
Ecosystem based management10m
Large Marine Ecosystems10m
Five Module approach10m
Week 1 Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

The Three Natural Science Modules

In this week, we deal with the three natural science modules within the five module approach....
Reading
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 readings
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 practice exercises
Productivity quiz10m
Fish and Fisheries quiz8m
Pollution and Ecosystem Health quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Two Human Dimension Modules

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

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). ...
Reading
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 readings
What to expect in week 43m
Reading and Key Points10m
Readings and Key Points10m
Resources and readings10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
TDA-SAP approach quiz10m
Tools quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By DLSep 26th 2018

Great course but the volume levels of the videos need to be adjusted. Difficult to hear even at maximum volume.

By AAOct 18th 2018

A VERY INFORMATIVE COURSE. I RECOMMEND EVERYONE INTERESTED IN ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT TO TAKE IT

Instructor

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Coleen Moloney

Associate Professor
Marine Research Institute

About 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....

About National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it....

About IW:LEARN

IW:LEARN is the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network. The IW:LEARN project was established to strengthen transboundary water management around the globe by collecting and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions to common problems across the GEF International Waters portfolio. It promotes learning among project managers, country official, implementing agencies, and other partners....

About Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided over $17.9 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $93.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues. To learn more visit https://thegef.org...

About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-The GEF)

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results....

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