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.
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