Learn what's needed to preserve tropical coastal ecosystems

The University of Queensland is offering a free online course led by Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and delivered by world leaders in coastal ecology. The seven-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), starts April 28 and is designed for resource managers, students, professionals, divers and anyone with an interest in coastal ecology and marine conservation. To find out more watch the short video for the course or visit the registration page.

About the Course

Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve tropical coastal ecosystems? These habitats provide goods and services for hundreds of millions of people but human activities have led to their global decline. TROPIC101x will introduce you to the incredible plants and animals that create these unique ecosystems. You will go on to explore the challenges these ecosystems are facing such as overfishing, coastal pollution, ocean warming and acidification. Lectures will be delivered by world-leading experts and you will have the opportunity to become a citizen scientist and take part in virtual ecology projects. Course content was specifically developed at the University of Queensland’s research station on Heron island. Join us on an exciting journey as you develop new knowledge and skills during this innovative and engaging course!

Copyright Eric Punkay/Marine Photobank - Mangroves on the coast of Belize (2008)