Marine Conservation Course
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- 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.
- This Marine Conservation course consists of 6 theory modules studied online from home with full tutor support.
Theory aspect of the Marine Conservation Course
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.
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.
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.
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.
Impact of non-native species
Learn about utilisation, degradation and loss of coastal & marine habitats.
Government policy and legislation
This module explores the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.
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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