This distance learning course allows you to explore the key topics and fundamental principles of marine environmental protection.

The course is a “sustainable” professional development programme assisting your next crucial step in developing an ESG strategy.

This short video introduces you to Professor Steve Fletcher, the course lead, together with an outline of the content.



 Course Content

17 Postgraduate level lecture videos (over 11 hours in total) addressing topics including the drivers of ocean change; global conventions and action plans; marine protected areas and the sustainable blue economy.


 Why study this course?

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Express a systematic understanding of the key environmental risks posed by, and current within the maritime sector.
  • Describe, debate and critically analyse the current legislative and marine spatial planning framework.
  • Apply current marine legislation and regulation to complex maritime change scenarios.
  • Evaluate methodologies for solving environmental issues, and creatively apply theories, models and solutions in a management context.