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This unit will give students an understanding of the historical, geographical, scientific, political and legal context of the oceans and Antarctica. It includes introductory lectures on the scientific processes at work in the marine and Antarctic environments, applied science, and legal and policy issues such as the protection and preservation of the marine environment and the unique political and legal situation existing in Antarctica. Students will be asked to use this information to analyse current polar and marine issues.

Summary 2020

Unit name Marine and Antarctic Environments
Unit code KSA726
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Teaching staff

Dr Julia Jabour and guest lecturers

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



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Teaching Pattern

Semester 1: Block taught over 3 weeks.  Dates to be confirmed


Written assignment (6­–8,000 words, 60%), Debate position paper (team, 20%) and oral debate (team, 20%).

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