Exploring Our Ocean

FutureLearn Exploring Our Ocean

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of Southampton
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Cost
Free
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Discover how you can play a part in the safe keeping of the future of our ocean
What lies in the half of our world covered by water more than two miles deep? How are our everyday lives connected to the ocean depths, and what challenges and opportunities does this previously hidden realm hold for our future?

Meet scientists exploring the ocean from the deepest undersea vents to the chilly waters of the Poles and find how what we now know about the ocean depths is as amazing as the unknown that remains. By taking this course, you will see how the deep ocean is no longer out of reach, and join a global debate about the future of our “blue planet”.

Everyone is welcome to take this course, and no previous knowledge is required or assumed.

What topics will you cover?
  • History of ocean exploration
  • Modern mapping of the ocean
  • The movement of ocean currents
  • The composition of the ocean
  • Ocean biodiversity
  • Characteristics of life in the deep sea
  • Ocean resources and ownership
  • Human impacts on the ocean
Taught by
Rachel Mills
Author
FutureLearn
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