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Higher education courses

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The SOPHIE team are contributing to several educational courses in oceans and human health.

With the increasing interest in the discipline as an area of teaching and research, members of the project are have helped to deliver and develop courses at several international institutions.

The audiences for this curriculum have ranged from undergraduate and graduate students, to early career researchers and professionals.

In keeping with the topic, students have been highly interdisciplinary and included scholars in the marine sciences, geography, public health and communication.

Courses include:

  • Oceans and Human Health module, part of several degree pathways at the University of Exeter;
  • AZTI SOPHIE Summer School – Does human health and wellbeing depend on a healthy ocean?
  • University of Miami Oceans and Human Health Course.

The SOPHIE Citizen Science Program has also worked to raise awareness of Oceans and Human Health issues in the tourism industry. The project  has developed new materials to enhance both ocean literacy and citizen science approaches, with a focus on the relationships between seas, oceans, health and wellbeing.

If you would like to feature oceans and human health learning as part of your educational resources, please get in touch with Claire Eatock.

 

Project partners involved

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Travelecoology

Travelecoology

SUBMON

SUBMON

Claire Eatock

Claire Eatock

Project Manager

Julia Vera

Julia Vera

Ecotourism Specialist

Lora E Fleming

Lora E Fleming

Professor of Oceans and Human Health

Mariluz Parga

Mariluz Parga

Wildlife Veterinarian

Alex Smalley

Alex Smalley

Science Communications Specialist

Mathew White

Mathew White

Environmental Psychologist

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Listening to people from across Europe to define future Oceans and Human Health research priorities.

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