ITINERARY & COURSES
The TRASMARES itinerary is based on four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that will allow students to delve deeper into marine ecosystems to understand their functions, benefits and main threats. The goal is to provide world-class knowledge on new methodologies, procedures and tools for the conservation and sustainable management of marine and coastal ecosystems in the context of climate change.
MOOC 1. INNOVATIVE METHODS TO ASSESS THE DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
MOOC 2. HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND VULNERABILITY OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
MOOC 3. NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS AS PROACTIVE APPROACHES TO CONSERVATION
MOOC 4. LAND-SEA-OCEAN INTERACTIONS: FROM COASTAL MANAGEMENT TO MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING
This MOOC provides a definition of the term “Nature-based Solutions” (NbS) and gives a broad overview of NbS as applied to coastal and marine environments. The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the concept of NbS with real-world marine and coastal examples, explore the intersection between NbS and more traditional conservation practices and concepts, as well as discuss scientific, socio-economic and political factors that facilitate the adoption of NbS.
In this MOOC, you will learn about the human needs, the way they are achieved by society, the consequences to the environment and to society itself and, at last, the possible strategies to reduce damages to the environment and to improve the return to human populations. You will also learn about a methodological approach designed to deal with those issues, adapted to several marine ecosystems.