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
Introduction and history of Ocean
The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
(UNCLOS) and the Ocean Policy Frameworks.
International, Regional & National
Governance issues on Living and Non Living
Good Governance principles: Polluters
Pays, Precautionary principle, Sustainable Development, Integrated Management, etc.
Negotiation and Diplomacy. Communication
and negotiation skills. Conflict resolution and consensus building.
Legal and technical aspects of Maritime
Boundary Delimitation. The Blue Economy. Maritime Trade, Transport, Ports and Harbors.
Marine Security Issues. Emergency
Role of the international Organizations
Use of technical tools in governance, GIS &
Information Management, Modeling, Remote sensing, Marine Spatial Planning.
The Scientific Knowledge and the Sciences of the Oceans.
The Dynamic of the Ocean, Atmosphere and Earth Systems.
Natural and Anthropogenic Threats to the Oceans.
Climate Change and Marine Extreme Events.
Observing the Oceans. Operational Oceanography. Monitoring the Oceans.
Models and Marine data collection and analysis. In situ Observing systems. Remote Sensing.
Living and Non Living Marine Resources scientific issues.
International Ocean Sciences Programs and Networks (GOOS, LOICZ, PTAS, MA, etc.).
Ocean sciences tools: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Marine Spatial Planning, Monitoring Pollution, Coastal Zone Management.