About This Course
Marine protected areas (MPA) are managed on the same basis as terrestrial protected areas. However, the specific nature of these ecosystems require special measures and considerations. The MOOC MPA completes our series of MOOCs on protected areas, and focuses on aspects related to marine ecosystems. We cover topics such as the design and creation of MPA networks, governance, ecological monitoring, but also surrounding economic activities, and how to include all this to MPA management. This MOOC was developed by experts in their respective fields, and it is rhythmed by video case studies to help you combine theory with practice.
What you will be learning about
What are MPAs? What are the specificities of their management and governance? What ecological monitoring should be applied? How to implement effective planning and sustainable funding of MPA management? What impact do MPAs have on marine biodiversity? What future developments can we expect and how can we promote them? How to restore MPAs? How to valorise spaces? What room should be given to aquaculture?