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Certificate of Achievement
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This online course introduced learners to innovative marine technologies: marine robotics, numerical modelling and satellite oceanography; and explained how they are used to tackle the challenges of the sustainable management of marine ecosystems.
4 weeks, 3 hours per week
Dr Katya Popova
MOOC Lead Educator & Senior Research Scientist
National Oceanography Centre
- Explain how we measure and monitor the oceans using numerical models, ocean robots, and earth observation satellites
- Apply your understanding of how marine technologies are used in order to address the challenges of sustainable use of living marine resources
- Describe climate change impacts on the marine environment
- Identify unique features of oceanography, ecosystems and marine economy of the Western Indian Ocean
- Summarise the foundation pillars of Food Security
- Reflect on the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Discuss how ocean science can contribute to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
- Explore your interests in ocean science and the marine technologies used to study the ocean
- Introduction to numerical modelling, earth observation satellites and marine robotics and how they are used to address the challenges of sustainable use of living marine resources in a range of case studies in the Western Indian Ocean.
- The principles behind ocean models and how they can help explain the dynamics of marine ecosystems.
- How we measure and monitor the oceans using earth observation satellites and how the information they provide can inform sustainable coastal development and marine resource management.
- Advances in Marine Autonomous Robotic Systems and their role in observing our 3D oceans.
- The North Kenya Banks fishery and mechanisms behind the upwelling system that makes it so productive.
- The environmental changes responsible for the collapse of the Chokka squid fishery in South Africa, and how marine technologies can help us to understand the future dynamics of the squid population.
- Small pelagic fisheries of the Pemba Channel and their importance for food security in Tanzania.
- The importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how evidence-based environmental management can contribute to achieving them.
Issued on 6th July 2021
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