Marine Conservation Course

Marine Conservation
Marine Conservation


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Marine Conservation Diploma Course
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Course Price:  £1,200

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£750 followed by 6 x monthly payments of £90 (includes optional practical)

Course fees are inclusive of tutoring, assessments, registration AND 1 week Practical Placement

Marine Conservation

This Diploma course includes a 1 week practical placement based off the stunning West Kerry coast, along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland on a dedicated research vessel where participants get involved in obtaining data on marine mammal acoustics and observing Ireland's amazing wildlife at it's best! 

  • This Marine Conservation course has been designed for those interested in marine conservation and for those wanting to volunteer or follow a career in this field.
  • Marine Conservation is the study of conserving physical and biological marine resources and ecosystem functions.
  • Marine conservationists rely on a combination of scientific principles derived from marine biology, oceanography and fisheries science, as well as on human factors such as demand for marine resources and marine law, economics and policy in order to determine how to best protect and conserve marine species and ecosystems. 
  • Anyone 18 or over and studying our Marine Conservation Diploma Course is eligible for ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Fellowship.
  • Continued Professional Development: The theory aspect of this course counts for 72 hours CPD. 121 hours CPD with the practical placement included.
  • This Marine Conservation course consists of 6 theory modules studied online from home with full tutor support AND a 1 Week Practical Placement in  Ireland. 


Theory aspect of the Marine Conservation Course


Module 1

The ocean as a habitat

Module 1 of the Marine Conservation Course explores basic oceanography and the marine environment. Learn about the formation of the earth's oceans, zonal classification of the marine environment. Learn about the physical and chemical properties of seawater and how these properties make the ocean a suitable habitat. 


Module 2

Evolution and marine life adaptation

Learn about common theories of evolution and the history of our understanding of evolutionary biology and the natural mechanisms of self-replication. Learn about the classification of marine organisms and species adaptations in the context of the marine environment.


Module 3

Fisheries and sustainable fishing

Learn about the flow of energy within a marine food chain. Explore the different fishing techniques and the environmental impact of fisheries and fishing. Learn about sustainable fishing.


Module 4

Ocean pollution and the impact of global climate change

Learn about various types of pollution and explore the different properties of pollutants & their effects on marine life, wildlife and ecosystems and the different clean up methods. Understand the impact of climate change on the marine environment.

 


Module 5

Impact of non-native species

Learn about utilisation, degradation and loss of coastal & marine habitats.


Module 6

Government policy and legislation

This module explores the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches. 

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Practical aspect of the Marine Conservation Course

1 Week Practical Placement on a dedicated research vessel in South West Ireland

This is a unique opportunity to observe Ireland's amazing wildlife at it's best! The placement is included as part of this course and the 15th June 2018 is the next available trip date - enrol now to secure your place!

This practical placement is held along the inshore waters of South West Ireland on a dedicated research vessel where participants get involved in obtaining data on marine mammal acoustics. 

Data analysis is crucial to the success of any project. The theory and data analysis is conducted in a research house and participants have the unique opportunity of getting involved in  learning all about the techniques used to gather data about marine mammal acoustics and inputting in specially designed database from Ireland’s National Biodiversity Data Centre.

Participants also get the opportunity to take a break from surveying and relax and explore remote Cape Clear Island - due to it's proximity to the continental shelf, this is an area that is well known for bird watching and abundance of varied sea life, including whales, leatherback turtles, sun fish, dolphins and sharks!

This is a highly fulfilling and rewarding placement. Participants get involved with:

  • Deploying hydrophones for passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals
  • Identifying and recording marine mammal acoustics
  • Conducting on-board surveys of marine mammal species occurrence
  • Practicing techniques in distance estimations for both visual detections
  • Photographing marine wildlife
  • Sea weed and Shore surveying for Coastwatch

What's Included?

  • Field work on the research vessel
  • Accommodation for 1 week in the research house
  • Breakfast

What's not included?

  • Transport to the venue
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Extras, such as meals out and free-time activities. 
  • Health and travel insurance. 
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£1,200 

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£750 followed by 6 x monthly payments of £90 (includes optional practical)

Course fees are inclusive of tutoring, assessments, registration AND 1 week Practical Placement

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Marine conservation is the study of conserving physical and biological marine resources and ecosystem functions. Martine conservationists rely on a combination of scientific principles derived from marine biology, oceanography and fisheries science, as well as on human factors such as demand for marine resources and marine law, economics and policy in order to determine how to best protect and conserve marine species and ecosystems. Covering over 70% of our planet’s total surface, the seas are somewhat of an enigma. As little as 5% of the world’s oceans have actually been explored by man and new species are discovered everyday with an estimated 75% of species yet to be discovered. Irrespective of the fact we know very little about our oceans they are incredibly important to life on earth in a number of aspects; they drive weather systems, control global temperatures based on oceanic currents and provide transport, food and habitats for its extremely diverse inhabitants. However, where did the oceans come from? How did they develop and come to be configured around the continents as they are today? This marine conservation course explores all this and more.

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