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WAB Learns

Marine Biology & Ocean Science: Ocean MOOC

Overview of Marine Sciences for WAB Day 9

Ocean MOOC Topics

01 One Planet – One Ocean

  • The Ocean MOOC
  • The Ocean: A finite resource
  • Concepts of Sustainability
  • Economic Models of Sustainability
  • Governing Global Commons
  • Values and Attitudes to the Ocean
  • From Science to Solutions

03 Marine Ecosystems

  • Dance of the plankton
  • Marine Ecosystem Change and Services
  • Valuing Ocean Assets
  • Resilience and Adaptation in the Ocean
  • Alien Species Migrations and Range Shifts
  • Ocean Plastic A) - Where is it?
  • Ocean Plastic B) - What to do about it?
  • Marine Spatial Planning

05 Marine Life and Minerals

  • Ocean Evolution
  • Evolution and Marine Diversity
  • Life in the Deep Sea
  • Non-Renewable Ocean Resources
  • Seafloor Resources: Energy and Minerals
  • Ocean Exploration and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources

02 Coasts

  • Coasts
  • Coastal Systems
  • Influences from Land
  • Influences from the Ocean
  • Threats from the Sea Bed
  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Ecosystem and Nutrient Management
  • Coastal Solutions: Ecosystem-based Management
  • Future of our Coasts

04 Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Marine Food Chains
  • Aquaculture and Mariculture
  • Fisheries Economics and Management
  • Sustainable Management of Fisheries
  • From Attitude to Action

06 Ocean and Climate

  • Human influence on the Ocean
  • Changes in Ocean Circulation
  • Ocean Prediction
  • Ocean Heat Storage and Sea Level
  • The Ocean's Biological Pump
  • Ocean Change: A Mix of Interacting Stressors
  • Climate Engineering
  • Sub-Seafloor CO2 Storage