M.Sc. in Applied Oceanography – Malta

October 2013 sees the launch of a new challenging M.Sc. course in Applied Oceanography being offered by the Physical Oceanography Unit of the IOI-Malta Operational Centre at the University of Malta.

Prof Aldo Drago – the brains behind this initiative – explained that such a course will provide a new channel for professionals that want to rise to the current challenges being posed in the areas of sustainable development, marine environmental policies, coastal planning and more. 

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The programme is split into seven distinct study units bringing together legal, socio-economic, scientific and environmental areas together in a coherent way as to give students a holistic approach to the area of applied oceanography. Emphasis will be made on environmental monitoring and surveillance, assessment and mitigation of risks, marine science-based policy development and strategic planning, climate change, sustainable resource exploitation, ocean governance, marine industries and service provision.

This course is ideal for students with a first degree in science, engineering, architecture or computing and also for mid-career professionals already working in this area and wanting to add a new suite of capabilities to their portfolio.

Further information can be obtained from: http://www.capemalta.net/msc/applied_oceanography