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Using an Australian Massive Open Online Course to upskill marine science in the use of openly available marine data

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Lara-Lopez, A and Klein, E and Strutton, P and Conde Pardo, P and Fabricius, K, Using an Australian Massive Open Online Course to upskill marine science in the use of openly available marine data, Journal of Ocean Technology, 14, (2) pp. 9-16. ISSN 1718-3200 (2019) [Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Covering over one million square kilometres, Australia’s marine jurisdiction is one of the largest in the world. By 2025, the marine industry will contribute an estimated ~$100 billion per annum to the national economy. The importance of the oceans is beyond economic, providing us with services such as 50% of the oxygen we breathe, sequestering over 26% of the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere, regulating our climate, as well as providing the recreational and cultural services that we all enjoy. In Australia, more than 85% of the population live within 50 kilometres of the coast, and our climate is greatly influenced by our surrounding ocean. This makes it critical that we understand its dynamics and functions, its ecosystems, and the effect human activities are having to its health.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:ocean data, ocean education
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological Oceanography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
UTAS Author:Lara-Lopez, A (Dr Ana Lara-Lopez)
UTAS Author:Strutton, P (Associate Professor Peter Strutton)
UTAS Author:Conde Pardo, P (Dr Paula Conde Pardo)
ID Code:137677
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-02-26
Last Modified:2020-02-27
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