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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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A
Unit code KSA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere

Prof M Haward

Teaching staff

Elizabeth Leane, Nick Rawlinson, Sarah Fischer and others

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


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.




Teaching Pattern

3 hours lectures per week and 1 hour tutorial per week

  • Examination 2 hours 40%
  • Test or Quiz 10%
  • Presentation (individual or group - 10 minutes) 20%
  • Essay Assignment 2000 words, including references, 30%
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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

E. Leane. 2016. South Pole Reaktion Books London

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