University of Technology Sydney

99026 Coastal Protection and Restoration

6cp; this subject includes a 3 day face-to-face workshop block in late March
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Coastlines of the world face complex and interconnected environmental problems, including the erosion of environmentally sensitive areas, overfishing pressures, species loss, and the worsening impacts of climate change. Over 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometres of coastlines, so it is important that environmental scientists have a solid understanding of these vulnerable regions.

This subject explores the impacts of anthropogenic forces on our coasts and shallow seas, and innovative solutions to these challenges (e.g., technological, social, economic, political). Topics include direct habitat restoration, threatened species, artificial reefs, sustainable seafood, and highlight research partnerships via industry, government, global eNGOs, and citizen science initiatives. Students connect with key experts across sectors and build industry-valued scientific skills through collaborative online learning complemented by in-person practical training.

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