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MR4501: MANAGING OUR COASTS AND SEAS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Sustainable use of marine and coastal areas is growing in scientific, political and practical importance around the world. Demands on the marine and coastal environment are increasing in intensity and more informed decision-making and policy responses are required. In light of climate change and growing development pressures, coastal management must consider social, economic and environmental concerns This module covers: the Marine Scotland Act, the National Marine Plan, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Marine Spatial Planning, coastal defences, ecosystem-based management, beach management, coral reefs, stakeholder participation, data acquisition, analysis, and access to information, providing a background to managing coastal and marine environments.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Green

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or MSc Environmental Partnership Management (Studied) or MSc Data Analysis Visualisation and Communication (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 4 or MSc Environmental Partnership Management (Studied) or MSc Data Analysis Visualisation and Communication (Studied)
  • One of GG1006 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1007 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1507 Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1508 Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1509 Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG2003 Environmental Systems (Passed) or GG2004 Space, Economy and Society (Passed) or GG2010 Physical Environments (Passed) or GG2011 Perspectives in Human Geography (Passed) or GG2012 Space, Economy and Society (Passed) or GG2504 Environment and Society (Passed) or GG2505 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (Passed) or GG2509 Environment and Society (Passed) or GG2510 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (Passed) or KL107T Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or KL107Y Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Kl Version) (Passed) or KL157T Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or KL157Y Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Kl Version) (Passed) or KL159Y Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or MR1008 Marine Resources (Passed) or MR1010 Marine Resources (Passed) or MR1510 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR1513 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR1514 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR2506 Coastal Engineering (Passed) or MR2507 Coastal Ecology, Conservation and Management (Passed) or MR2508 Coastal Engineering (Passed) or MR2509 Coastal Ecology, Conservation and Management (Passed) or MR2510 Coastal Engineering (Passed) or MR2511 Coastal Ecology, Conservation and Management (Passed) or MSc Environmental Partnership Management (Studied) or MSc Data Analysis Visualisation and Communication (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Sustainable use of marine and coastal areas is growing in scientific, political and practical importance around the world. Demands on the marine and coastal environment are increasing in intensity and more informed decision-making and policy responses are required. In light of climate change and growing development pressures, coastal management must consider social, economic and environmental concerns This module covers: the Marine Scotland Act, the National Marine Plan, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Marine Spatial Planning, coastal defences, ecosystem-based management, beach management, coral reefs, stakeholder participation, data acquisition, analysis, and access to information, providing a background to managing coastal and marine environments.

Further Information & Notes

This course cannot be included in a graduating curriculum with MR3511 (Level 3 version).

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Mar & Coastal Res Man't (Honours)

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 100% continuous assessment- three coursework assessments (article (25%), paper (25%), project (50%)).
Resit: Resubmission of failed coursework components, with mark for those components to be capped at CAS 9.

Formative Assessment

A number of additional duly completed in-class assignments will be provided.

Feedback

Written feedback on all assignments will be provided within the timeframe specified.

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