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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter

Registration for the 2019 Edition of the Free UN Environment Online Course is Now Open

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As part of the #CleanSeas campaign, UN Environment’s Global Partnership on Marine Litter is launching its latest edition of the popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on marine litter

On April 29th, 2019, the Open University of the Netherlands will have the inaugural class of its newest MOOC on Marine Litter. Registrations are now open.

image of project aware divers with dive against debris mesh bagThe MOOC on marine litter strives to teach students through action-oriented learning how they can apply successful and inspiring activities to their own local context, regardless of their profession or location. The course will present different options and tools to combat marine pollution such as the use of effective and legitimate tools like the Honolulu Strategy. The course will provide examples and case studies that will inspire leadership at all levels, thereby increasing awareness of and stimulating creative solutions to marine litter problems. Moreover, this course will benefit policymakers, practitioners, and managers who wish to connect with other professionals in order to enhance their knowledge of marine litter issues.

The previous Marine Litter MOOC (provided for free and available in English and Spanish) attracted thousands of participants.

The new course will be available in all UN languages, making a global issue available to a global audience. The course content is tailored to the different regions of our planet.

We realize that more than 1.5 billion people speak English or Spanish. However, there are many more world citizens who live in countries with an immense coastline. Think for example of South America, China, Russia or the Middle East. Marine Litter is also an immense problem in these regions. Through this MOOC we want to activate participants to come into action against marine litter. In order to do so, we provide them with good knowledge and tools and many inspiring examples.

announced Ansje Löhr, the project leader of the MOOC.

Two steps to participate

  1. Go to the learning platform and register. See instructions here
  2. Sign in and enroll your preferred track & language. See instructions here

Registration for the MOOC is currently open. From April 29th, 2019, students will be able to participate in training in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese and Russian.

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