Topic outline

  • General

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    • Unit 1 – Introduction

      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. List the different maritime zones
      2. Describe why it is important to protect the oceans from pollution 
      3. Name the sources of marine pollution

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit excluding additional materials.

      Book: 1
    • Unit 2 - The Law of the Sea

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:
      1. Recall the origins of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
      2. Describe the main provision of UNCLOS addressing marine pollution

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

      Book: 1
    • Unit 3 - Regional Seas Agreements

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Describe the Regional Seas Convention and Action Plans
      2. Recall how several regional conventions address marine pollution

      It will take you 20 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

      Book: 1
    • Unit 4 - Dumping of Wastes at Sea

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Define dumping
      2. Describe objective and some provisions of the London Convention and London Protocol 

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit excluding additional materials.

      Book: 1
    • Unit 5 - Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. List which are the main land-based sources of marine pollution
      2. Explain what the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) is
      3. Outline the regional approach to combat pollution of the marine environment

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

      Book: 1
    • Unit 6 - Vessel-Based, Offshore Hydrocarbon and Mineral Recovery Sources of Marine Pollution

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Outline the international legal framework regarding vessel-based pollution
      2. Recall some key provisions addressing pollution due to mining activities

        

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit excluding additional materials. 

      Books: 2