SLE328 - Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change

Year: 2019 unit information
Offering information:

Available from 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Geoffrey Wescott


Any two level 2 SLE-coded units



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Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.  Students are also required to attend 3 x 3 hour class per trimester at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus.


The internationally accepted concept of integrated coastal management (ICM, termed ICZM – integrated coastal zone management in Australia) is introduced, described and analysed. International advances and initiatives in marine and coastal affairs such as conventions and agreements, for example the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), are described and analysed. The varying approaches adopted towards ocean and marine policy and implementation of chapter 17 of Agenda 21 (Rio Convention) will be covered. Australia's approach to marine and coastal policy and management will be concentrated on as an example of a national approach towards implementing integrated marine and coastal management. The dominant influence of climate change policy on marine and coastal policy will be described along with the increasing reference base on this subject area.  Other topics covered will include Australia's ocean policy and changes in Federal Government coastal policy in the last few years.  An overview of the approaches taken in various Australian states towards implementing integrated coastal management will be described and analysed.


Written report on international/national issue, concept or policy 30%, reading assignment 30%, essay 40%

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