Online course

Advanced Marine Conservation

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Course Information

Course information

Student rating 9.8/10

Next start date

Weekly on Mondays

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Course frequency

Every week


Time committment

- hours



Optional extra

GVI Program Abroad



Book before September 2023 and receive a £100 scholarship

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Course introduction

We rely on the world’s oceans and seas to provide us with numerous life-sustaining resources. These resources contribute to global food security, economic and livelihood generation, climate regulation, and the very oxygen that we breathe. Increase your ability to support the preservation of these important resources when you join GVI’s Advanced Marine Conservation Program.

You’ll learn scientific research and data collection techniques and better understand the role of different species within an ecosystem. You’ll also advance your knowledge on the key issues prevalent in marine conservation while learning how to plan for and measure your social and environmental impact and the impact set by organisations in the field.

Is this course for me?

This program is designed for anyone passionate about the conservation of marine life, looking to gain advanced knowledge in this topic or seeking to explore relevant career paths in marine conservation. As an intensive multifaceted advanced program consisting of six courses – college and graduate students, educators on the subject or mid-professionals seeking a career change would all benefit from taking this course.

Skills you’ll acquire

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

Earn your certification

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Want to show colleges, universities and employers that you’ve got the knowledge and skills covered in this course? Once you’ve successfully completed any of our courses, we’ll send you a digital certificate of completion at no additional cost. The certificate will feature the official name of the course and your name. Add the certificate to your college application, your graduate school application, your job application or your LinkedIn page.

This program includes our Marine Conservation and Conservation and Scientific Research courses. In the marine course, you’ll learn about the issues threatening marine ecosystems, analyse real-world case studies and a variety of solution-based conservation projects. In the scientific research course, topics include species identification, surveying techniques and logistics, and the importance of health and safety protocols.


The program also includes our Climate Crisis and Sustainability and Impact Measurement courses. In the climate crisis course, you’ll analyse sustainability and the principles of climate change and its impact on the environment. In the Impact Measurement course, you’ll explore the methodologies used to report impact measurement and understand why organisations measure their impact.


The program also includes our Careers in Sustainable Development and Leading Teams for Impact courses. In the careers course, you’ll learn about the different careers available in sustainable development. You’ll also learn how to network, write a resume, submit an application and impress during an interview. In the leadership course, you’ll identify your own leadership style. You’ll learn how to set goals, give feedback, manage conflict and identify different roles of team members.

Course curriculum

Course 1:Marine Conservation

Orientation to our online course

Module 1: Introduction to Marine Conservation

Module 2: Approaches to Marine Conservation

Module 3: Key Threats to Marine Environments

Module 4: Marine Conservation in the Field

Module 5: Marine Conservation Stakeholders

Course 2:Climate Crisis and Sustainability

Orientation to our online learning platform

Module 1: The Earth System

Module 2: Environmental Problems

Module 3: Sustainable Development and the Environment

Module 4: Approached to Environmental Sustainability

Module 5: Making Change for Our Planet’s Future

Course 3:Conservation and Scientific Research

Orientation to our online learning platform

Module 1: Target Species Identification

Module 2: Survey Techniques

Module 3: Survey Logistics

Module 4: Project partner relationships

Module 5: Health and Safety Procedures

Course 4:Impact Measurement

Orientation to our online learning platform

Module 1: Introduction to Impact Measurement

Module 2: Planning for Measurement

Module 3: Implementing Your Measurement Plan

Module 4: Managing and Using Data for Impact

Module 5: Current and Future Approaches to Impact Measurement

Course 5:Careers in Sustainable Development

Orientation to our online learning platform

Module 1: Career Paths and Opportunities

Module 2: Your Values and Ways to Make an Impact

Module 3: Career Mapping and Choices

Module 4: Building Your Profile and Personal Brand

Module 5: Securing Your Dream Job

Course 6:Leading Teams for Impact