The objective of the programme is to prepare students for a career in marine conservation and management, with an option being progression to a third year of a degree programme.
Themes running through the programme are:
- protecting biodiversity
- species and habitat enhancement
- development of holistic management structures
- good governance
- analysis based on good science
- sustainable development
- response to global climate change
- does good science support concepts such as eco system management?
- what are the tools of scientific analysis?
- how can we respond to international obligations?
- what are appropriate governance structures?
- how can competing interests be balanced equitably?
- how can we feed oursleves at a time of great demographic change?
- what institutions exist to achieve ecological objectives?
- how effective is existing maritime taxonomy?
- how is a vibrant and balanced maritime environment achieved?
- is the fishng industry in decline?
Students will be encouraged to:
- develop communication skills
- develop a range of practical skills
- read widely
- attend local events and meetings
- develop project management skills
- integrate with local employers
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