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SLE728 - Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change

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Enrolment modes:

(X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

G Wescott

Incompatible with:

SLE328

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$544$544$969$3032$3180

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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