#SC-04-13 Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean
About CourseNational Oceanography Centre
Discover the new technologies that can aid marine resource management
Journey to the Western Indian Ocean alongside experts at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre to learn how we can measure and monitor the oceans in order to better protect them.
Explore how ocean science can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations has declared the decade of 2021 to 2030 a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, designed to reverse the decline in ocean health. On this course, you’ll learn what the critical challenges of sustainable development are in the framework of the Ocean Science Decade and the wider Sustainable Development Goals.
You’ll examine the latest advances in marine technologies, including marine robotics, remote sensing, and ocean modelling, exploring their use via three real-world case studies from the Western Indian Ocean.
Learn how climate change impacts ocean ecosystems
Learning via engaging digital animations and video lectures, you’ll understand how we can use earth observation satellites to inform sustainable coastal development and marine resource management.
You’ll dive into the principles behind ocean models and explore the modelled world of ocean circulation, marine ecosystems, as well as the impact of climate change on the marine environment.
Exploring the advances in marine autonomous robotic systems and their role in observing our 3D oceans, you’ll investigate how these technologies can be deployed to address the global challenges of food security and sustainable use of living marine resources.
- Introduction to numerical modelling, earth observation satellites and marine robotics and how they are used to address the challenges of sustainable use of living marine resources in a range of case studies in the Western Indian Ocean.
- The principles behind ocean models and how they can help explain the dynamics of marine ecosystems.
- How we measure and monitor the oceans using earth observation satellites and how the information they provide can inform sustainable coastal development and marine resource management.
- Advances in Marine Autonomous Robotic Systems and their role in observing our 3D oceans.
- The North Kenya Banks fishery and mechanisms behind the upwelling system that makes it so productive.
- The environmental changes responsible for the collapse of the Chokka squid fishery in South Africa, and how marine technologies can help us to understand the future dynamics of the squid population.
- Small pelagic fisheries of the Pemba Channel and their importance for food security in Tanzania.
- The importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how evidence-based environmental management can contribute to achieving them.
What Will I Learn?
- Explain how we measure and monitor the oceans using numerical models, ocean robots, and earth observation satellites
- Apply your understanding of how marine technologies are used in order to address the challenges of sustainable use of living marine resources
- Describe climate change impacts on the marine environment
- Identify unique features of oceanography, ecosystems and marine economy of the Western Indian Ocean
- Summarise the foundation pillars of Food Security
- Reflect on the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Discuss how ocean science can contribute to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
- Explore your interests in ocean science and the marine technologies used to study the ocean
Topics for this course
Welcome to the Course
Welcome and Introduction to the Course00:01:15
Your Online Mentors
The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want
The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want – The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development00:06:55
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals00:07:21
Stresses Upon Stresses: Western Indian Ocean Under Climate Change00:10:45
Technologies For Ocean Science
Introduction to Marine Robotics
The Robots Are Coming! How Autonomy Is Transforming Oceanography00:07:47
The course on how to use Earth Observation satellites to measure and monitor the oceans, and how the information they provide can inform sustainable coastal development and Marine resource management is well explained and recommended for study.
The course gives us an in-depth understanding of the principles behind ocean models, exploring the modeling world of ocean cycles, Marine ecosystems, and the impact of climate change on the Marine environment. Let me reflect deeply, must protect the ocean.
This course teaches us how to use Earth Observation satellites to promote sustainable coastal development and Marine resource management. I learned a lot from this course and it was well worth my time.
This course leads us to study the latest advances in Marine technology, including Marine robotics, remote sensing, and ocean modeling, and to explore their use through three real-life case studies from the Western Indian Ocean. How interesting!