Welcome

What we intend

Lectures:
Synchronous theoretical: 36 hours
Asynchronous theoretical: 36 hours
Synchronous practices: 24 hours (all in November at 6 hours per week to be defined if 2 times of 3 hours or 3 of 2 hours)
Asynchronous practices: 24 hours. In this case, the participants have those hours to prepare their exercises, etc. throughout the course (12 hours the first part of the first 3 months, and 12 hours in November).
TOTAL COURSE: 120 hours

Ocean Governance

  1. Introduction and history of Ocean Governance.
  2. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Ocean Policy Frameworks.
  3. International, Regional & National Regulatory frameworks.
  4. Governance issues on Living and Non Living Marine Resources.
  5. Good Governance principles: Polluters Pays, Precautionary principle, Sustainable Development, Integrated Management, etc.
  6. Negotiation and Diplomacy. Communication and negotiation skills. Conflict resolution and consensus building.
  7. Legal and technical aspects of Maritime Boundary Delimitation. The Blue Economy. Maritime Trade, Transport, Ports and Harbors.
  8. Marine Security Issues. Emergency Management.
  9. Role of the international Organizations and Programs.
  10. Use of technical tools in governance, GIS & Information Management, Modeling, Remote sensing, Marine Spatial Planning.

 

Ocean Sciences

  1. The Scientific Knowledge and the Sciences of the Oceans.
  2. The Dynamic of the Ocean, Atmosphere and Earth Systems.
  3. Natural and Anthropogenic Threats to the Oceans.
  4. Climate Change and Marine Extreme Events.
  5. Observing the Oceans. Operational Oceanography. Monitoring the Oceans.
  6. Models and Marine data collection and analysis. In situ Observing systems. Remote Sensing.
  7. Living and Non Living Marine Resources scientific issues.
  8. International Ocean Sciences Programs and Networks (GOOS, LOICZ, PTAS, MA, etc.).
  9. Ocean sciences tools: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Marine Spatial Planning, Monitoring Pollution, Coastal Zone Management.

 

 

 

Geoethics

  1. Ethics and Environment.
  2. Sustainable Development as an Ethical concept.
  3. Ocean Governance, Science & Ethics.
  4. The Concept of the Common Heritage of Mankind.
  5. Geoethics. Confronting Ocean Governance ethical dilemmas.
  6.  Responsible Conduct of Research.
  7. Recognizing ethical dilemmas in the first instance. Developing the strategies and skills needed to responsibly participate in the profession, and gain experience in ethical decision-making.