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University of Aberdeen

 

Undergraduate Marine And Coastal Resource Management 2015-2016

MR3510: HYDROGRAPHY

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course focuses hydrography, navigation, and hydrographic survey. Students develop an appreciation of the concepts of coordinates, measurement, underwater acoustics, positioning, sounding, and marine law, and different sources of hydrographic data and information. Students examine different surveying technologies, developments, and various environmental applications. The course is designed to bridge geography, coastal and marine studies, oceanography, digital mapping, hydrographic surveying, marine spatial planning, remote sensing, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Practical experience with hydrographic charts and tide tables for navigation provide an opportunity to introduce the student to a skilled area which may form the basis for a future career.

MR3511: MANAGING OUR COASTS AND SEAS

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

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.

GG4538: DISSERTATION

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This option is only available in exceptional circumstances

MR4501: MANAGING OUR COASTS AND SEAS

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

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.

MR4510: HYDROGRAPHY

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course focuses hydrography, navigation, and hydrographic survey. Students develop an appreciation of the concepts of coordinates, measurement, underwater acoustics, positioning, sounding, and marine law, and different sources of hydrographic data and information. Students examine different surveying technologies, developments, and various environmental applications. The course is designed to bridge geography, coastal and marine studies, oceanography, digital mapping, hydrographic surveying, marine spatial planning, remote sensing, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Practical experience with hydrographic charts and tide tables for navigation provide an opportunity to introduce the student to a skilled area which may form the basis for a future career.

MR4511: CURRENT ISSUES IN MARINE AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This core, ‘capstone’ course is designed to develop further students’ critical understanding of the contemporary intellectual and real-world contexts in which MCRM operates.  The course involves the preparation of seminar presentations and short papers on a selection of the most important coastal and marine issues facing society around the world.   This work should showcase new philosophies and methodologies, and/or the relationships between MCRM and other academic disciplines; and/or applications of MCRM to real-world problems.  Students also consider how they can best make use of their degree after graduation, with preparation of a reflective, career-planning report.

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