Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
Hobart based students are encouraged to enrol internally (face-to-face)
KSA101 will provide a background to the science and management of the seas with focus on Antarctic and Southern Ocean. On the completion of this unit, students will demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the contemporary issues facing Antarctic, marine and coastal environments, and the management strategies used to optimise the value (market and non-market) of these areas.
|Unit name||Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
Prof M Haward
Elizabeth Leane, Nick Rawlinson, Sarah Fischer and others
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Describe the historical, legal and political background to contemporary Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Identify environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments to understand their importance for national and international policy making.
Discuss the drivers of change that impact on the environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments.
Describe the mechanisms and strategies used to manage Antarctic, marine, and coastal issues.
3 hours lectures per week and 1 hour tutorial per week
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
E. Leane. 2016. South Pole Reaktion Books London
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