Blue Economy and Environmental Sustainability
What you'll learn
- Define and explain the concept of the Blue Economy
- Describe the importance of oceans and coastal ecosystems for global sustainability.
- Identify key environmental challenges facing marine and aquatic environments.
- Understand the principles of sustainable fisheries management and marine conservation.
- Analyze the economic benefits and risks associated with Blue Economy initiatives.
- Discuss the role of policy, international agreements, and governance in promoting the Blue Economy and environmental sustainability.
- Explore innovative technologies and practices that support sustainable ocean resource management.
- No experience required. You will learn a lot.
This course on Blue Economy and Environmental Sustainability offers a deep exploration into the dynamic relationship between economic activities in marine and aquatic environments and the imperative of environmental preservation. In an era where sustainability is paramount, this course equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the intricate balance between harnessing the vast potential of the Blue Economy while safeguarding our fragile oceans and coastal ecosystems.
Learn about the intrinsic value of oceans and coastal ecosystems. Discover the critical role these environments play in biodiversity, climate regulation, and their contributions to the overall health of our planet. Explore the principles of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, including responsible fishing practices, conservation strategies, and marine protected areas. Understand the delicate balance required to meet the growing demand for seafood while ensuring long-term sustainability.
Analyse the economic benefits and risks associated with Blue Economy initiatives. Explore the economic valuation of marine resources and funding mechanisms for sustainable ocean projects. Investigate international agreements and national policies governing the Blue Economy and environmental sustainability. Understand the role of stakeholders, governance frameworks, and the legal mechanisms that support responsible ocean resource management.
Join the voyage into the heart of the Blue Economy, where economics meets ecology, and discover how responsible, sustainable practices can drive prosperity without compromising the health of our oceans and the well-being of future generations. This course is designed for students, professionals, and anyone passionate about preserving the natural world while promoting economic growth.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners with interest in Blue Economy and Environmental Sustainability
- Students in Environmental Studies or Marine Sciences
- Professionals in the Maritime Industry
- Environmental advocates
Hi, my name is Ayoola Ponle, and I am a seasoned maritime professional with 30 years’ experience in the industry.
My training voyage started in 1992 at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria where I was trained as a Marine Engineer and completed the Merchant Navy Officers’ Course. I also did more training in Marine Engineering operations at the South Tyneside College, South Shields, United Kingdom.
I hold a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Transport from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), United Kingdom.
I have the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety awarded by NEBOSH, UK.
From the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), United Kingdom, I have Advanced Diploma in Ship Operations and Management and have successfully completed the Professional Qualifying Examination as a certified Chartered Shipbroker.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. I am currently the coordinator of the Education and Training Committee of the West Africa Branch of the Institute.
For my work experience voyage, I was with the Nigerian Ports Authority for eighteen years from 1988 starting at the Administration Department and, after training as a Marine Engineer, joined the Marine Department where I worked in various capacities up to the rank of Chief Engineer onboard different types of vessels.
Since I left the Nigerian Ports Authority, I have sailed onboard vessels and also worked ashore with a number of national and international ship-owning and ship management companies occupying from middle to managerial levels.