OCEN4004 Sustainable Marine Management and Planning

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit addresses the implementation of sustainability at local, regional and global levels, with particular emphasis on addressing critical ocean and coastal resource management issues in the Indian Ocean. Students have the opportunity to appreciate the value of healthy oceans, then explore how interdependent this is with sustainable planning and management practices, and how this may lead to the development of a strong blue economy. Students explore cutting-edge sustainability practices for management and planning relating to issues such as climate change, fisheries, fossil and renewable energy, aquaculture, tourism and endangered species conservation, both within and beyond areas of national jurisdiction.
Students are able to (1) display an awareness of the interface between marine resource management and sustainable development; (2) demonstrate a sophisticated comprehension of the challenges of marine management and planning, especially at the intersection between environmental protection and environmental usage; (3) identify and critically assess sustainable management practices both within and beyond areas of national jurisdiction; and (4) demonstrate an appreciation of environmental and social forces that determine the potential trajectory of a blue economy.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments; (2) critical analysis; and (3) project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Tim Langlois
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