Contemporary Issues in Ocean Governance

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Overview

This course considers the nature of how the world’s oceans are regulated. It will go through how ocean governance has evolved through time and how it actually works. In addition, there will be a focus on particular issues such as piracy, maritime security and environmental protection for the oceans.

What will I learn?
  • The basics of how the world’s oceans are governed
  • The fundamentals of maritime jurisdiction
  • Why piracy is still with us, and how countries combat it today
  • The international mechanisms to protect ships and shipping around the globe
  • The international structures dealing with the protection of the marine environment and the sustainable use of marine living resources
Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Government Advisor
  • Diplomat
  • Legal Practitioner

Syllabus

MODULE 1: OCEAN GOVERNANCE     MODULE 2: PIRACY     MODULE 3: MARITIME SECURITY     MODULE 4: FISHERIES AND BIODIVERSITY