MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BSc Global Sustainability options

Final Year, Component 03

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Applied Marine Conservation

This seven-day residential field course in September is based at a marine research institute, Archipelagos IMC, in Samos, Greece. Living aboard a yacht, you focus on marine mammal surveys, micro plastic analysis, sea grass mapping and fisheries surveys, developing skills in ocean sampling, field and laboratory techniques, project design, data acquisition, analysis and dissemination. As part of this module you will visit the marine research institute Archipelagos in Samos, Greece. You will live aboard a yacht and gain skills in ocean sampling, field and lab techniques and analysis. The cost of this trip is approximately £250 which you will be required to pay.

Translational Ecology

This module will enable students to link ecological knowledge to decision making by integrating ecology with the sociological and political contexts that underlie today's complex environmental issues. We will discuss in depth how translational ecology directly serves the needs of natural resource managers and decision-makers for real-world outcomes. The module will include guest speakers who are practitioners and decision-makers and will be problem-focused, addressing research questions and tackling them from the bottom-up rather than top-down, expert perspectives to understand how we can improve decision-making for the future of environmental management and conservation.

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