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Contemporary Issues in Ocean Governance

November 23rd 2015 - December 22nd 2015

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.

MODULE 1 – OCEAN GOVERNANCE: 8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment 23 Nov – 29 Nov
MODULE 2 – PIRACY: 8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment 30 Nov – 6 Dec
MODULE 3 – MARITIME SECURITY: 8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment 7 – 13 Dec
MODULE 4 – FISHERIES AND BIODIVERSITY: 8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment 14 – 20 Dec

You will 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.


November 23rd 2015
December 22nd 2015
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