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Oceans are vital to our future and to the problem of Climate Change so an understanding of how Marine Systems work is very useful for anyone working in conservation or environmental arenas. There is a lot to learn about marine biology and ecosystems and we are sure you will find this topic fascinating. You can work through the material in your own time.

We provide a Glossary of Terms so download and keep it handy.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Basic Oceanography

Module 2 – Primary Production, Food Chains and Food Webs

Module 3 – Coral Reefs

Module 4 – Seagrass and Mangroves

Module 5 – Shores and Estuaries

Module 6 – Polar Regions

Module 7 – Open Oceans

Module 8 – Deep Oceans

Module 9 – Our Impacts on the Oceans and it’s Protection

There will be a short quiz and the end and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.  


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