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SLE728 - Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2015

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Geoffrey Wescott





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The internationally accepted concept of integrated coastal management (ICM) 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. Topics covered will include Australia's ocean policy and the emphasis placed on community involvement, in particular through such approaches as the Marine and Coastal Community Network and Coastcare. 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%, test 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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