The Marine Environmental Management learning programme offered by Falmouth Marine School is validated as a 280 credit Foundation Degree at the University of Plymouth.

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

Questions addressed:

  • 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

Background Reading

breath by tim winton

fixing climate:the story of climate science - robert kunzig profile books

sustainable fish in uk waters

fish ranching

bass and bream life cyles

are we running out of fish?

future of newlyn - includes video

monbiot on the fishing industry