sus385 | undergraduate

Sustainable Ocean Use

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In this course, students evaluate the principles of sustainable ocean use. Students analyze the environmental and economic role of the oceans. The sources and impact of ocean environmental degradation are examined. Topics include fisheries, aquaculture, natural resources and uses, and pollution. Sustainable management practices are analyzed by examining global environmental policies and regulations.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Sustainable Management Practices: Current and Future Prospects

    • Assess future actions needed for sustainable ocean resource management.
    • Determine short-term and long-term performance factors for sustainable environmental management.
    • Explain oceanographic technological measures that promote sustainability.

    Marine Policy and Resource Usage

    • Determine the uses of the nine major resources within the ocean.
    • Explain the importance of ocean environmental management and the law of the sea on overall environmental management policy.
    • Describe the current sustainable resource management of the oceans.

    Resource Use and Ocean Degradation

    • Describe the four primary influences on ocean degradation.
    • Assess the nine exploited resources in the ocean.
    • Determine the effect of resource usage and exploitation on the environment and society.

    The Economics Behind Ocean Sustainability

    • Identify both short-term and long-term financial costs of ocean usage.
    • Describe the economic stability of resource usage and exploitation on the environment and society.
    • Compare the positive and negative economic aspects of ocean exploitation.

    Environmental Policy Regulation for Ocean Sustainability

    • Contrast local, national, and international environmental laws.
    • Explain cultural discrepancies among nations that potentially hinder global management.
    • Critique the role of international organizations in environmental resource sustainability.
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