Courses & Units

International Marine Management KSA302



This unit integrates the natural and social sciences to place contemporary maritime issues into a broader context. Its objective is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to the management of uses of the international marine environment. It includes a series of lectures on oceanography, marine biology, chemistry and international law as enabling instruction for the more complex lectures to follow. International Marine Management incorporates distinct yet interconnected themes: commercial resource exploitation (living and non-living); tourism, recreation and other non-extractive commercial uses of the oceans; shipping; piracy and other important security matters; conservation of the environment; and emerging techniques and findings in marine scientific research. The oceans are steeped in lore and tradition, and much of this is now codified into international law. In addition, oceans are complex, diverse and interdependent environments and understanding the dynamics from a scientific perspective (in basic terms) is critical. The overarching approach of the unit is to explore our stewardship of the world’s oceans as global commons and therefore through the rule of international rather than domestic law. The differences between the two legal regimes will be explained in an introduction to international law lecture. Completing the unit will equip students from a wide variety of academic disciplines with the ability to view the world’s oceans from a more holistic perspective. Your new knowledge will assist you to understand the scientific basis for international policy decisions and legal approaches, or help you to refine the structure of your own marine scientific research so that it may have greater utility in policy and law formulation.


Unit name International Marine Management
Unit code KSA302
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Professor Marcus Haward
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Undertstand the historical, legal, political and scientific background to international marine management.
  • 2. Identify the key components of international marine management regimes.
  • 3. Describe the rights and duties of States in relation to international marine management regimes.
  • 4. Assess the effectiveness of international marine management regimes in addressing specific problems.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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KSA201 or KSM201 or LAW191


Teaching Pattern

1 hour tutoria/seminar  weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Presentation (15%)|Seminar discussions (10%)|Report (25%)|Report Outline and Scope (10%)
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