The NOC to release new MOOC lectures on Somalia upwelling and fisheries

Registration for the free online course Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean is now open on Future Learn.

The highly successful Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will start again on 1 November with new lectures on Somalia upwelling and fisheries.

The four-week course, which will from now on run continuously in “on-demand” format, is designed for people working within marine related industries and is also more widely relevant to those with an interest in ocean management and conservation, the technology used to study the ocean, and the impact of the accelerated climate change on the marine environment. The MOOC features over 30 videos, introducing learners to innovative marine technologies and their application in tackling the challenges of sustainably managing marine ecosystems.

Using case studies from the SOLSTICE-WIO project, the course illustrates how marine science is applied to the sustainable management of marine ecosystems and how this can contribute to global efforts in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the challenges of the Ocean Decade 2030.

The NOC recently celebrated the MOOC’s first birthday, which since launch, has had a global reach, with 3400 enrolments from 140 countries to date.

Find out more and sign up on FutureLearn.