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A Primer of Marine and Antarctic Science

Undergraduate | TAS-KSM101 | 2024

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100% online
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14 July 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks
Start dates
2 Jan 2024,
8 Apr 2024,
22 July 2024

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A Primer of Marine and Antarctic Science

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Explain the diversity of marine life, with a focus on temperate/Antarctic ecosystems, and to recognise the values of marine ecosystems and the threats to them.
    2. Summarise the ocean as a driver of the Earth's system and explain some of the scientific tools and methods used to measure characteristics of the ocean.
    3. Identify key stressors on the ocean and assess the evidence for drivers of climate change.
    4. Outline approaches to sustainable management of the ocean to retain its critical values and functioning in the Anthropocene.
    5. Understand the principals of producing and critically evaluating scientific communication.

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0.125 EFTSL
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