SLE328 - Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change


2020 unit information

Offering information:

Available from 2021

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Any two level 2 SLE-coded units



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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.

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