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Contemporary Issues in Ocean Governance (Ocean)

by Stuart Kaye
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Learn about how the world’s oceans are regulated, protected and preserved.

Course started on:

24/04/2017

Course ends on:

23/05/2017

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What's it about?

This course considers the nature of how the world’s oceans are regulated. It will go through how ocean governance has evolved through time and how it actually works.

This course considers the nature of how the world’s oceans are regulated. It will go through how ocean governance has evolved through time and how it actually works. In addition, there will be a focus on particular issues such as piracy, maritime security and environmental protection for the oceans.

What's involved?

Module 1Ocean Governance
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment24 Apr - 30 Apr
Module 2Piracy
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment1 May - 7 May
Module 3Maritime Security
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment8 May - 14 May
Module 4Fisheries and Biodiversity
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment15 May - 21 May

What will I learn?

  • The basics of how the world’s oceans are governed
  • The fundamentals of maritime jurisdiction
  • Why piracy is still with us, and how countries combat it today
  • The international mechanisms to protect ships and shipping around the globe
  • The international structures dealing with the protection of the marine environment and the sustainable use of marine living resources​

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

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Who's the instructor?

  • Stuart Kaye

    Stuart Kaye is the Professor of Law at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. He has been an international law academic, specialising in the law of the sea and maritime security since 1995.

    Stuart Kaye is the Professor of Law at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. He has been an international law academic, specialising in the law of the sea and maritime security since 1995. He was previously Dean of Law at the University of Western Australia (2011-2013), and Dean of Law at the University of Wollongong (2002-2006). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Australian Academy of Law, and is admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Stuart has written ten books and around eighty other publications, principally on the Law of the Sea.

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