BIO-3556 Marine Resource Biology and Technology - 10 ECTS
If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:BIO-3558 Fish Ecology and Harvest Technology 2 stp
FSK-2008 Harvest technology in Norwegian marine fisheries 5 stp
FSK-2020 Sustainable fisheries 10 stp
The course deals with the diversity, ecology and behavior of marine living resources as well as with the technologies designed to exploit and utilize them. Resources range from molecules to vertebrates and ecosystems, with emphasis on marine fisheries. A variety of technologies is considered, from biotechnology to material, gear and fishing boat designs, as well as fish finding electronics, IT and digital applications. Special consideration is given to principles of conservation and resource management, food safety and improved utilization of the catch, and reduction of environmental footprint. The need to adapt products to developing markets and consumer preferences, as well as to the social and cultural contexts is highlighted.
Participation in the course demands an active and investigative attitude from the student. The subject deals with the diverse topics at introductory level, but the inter-disciplinary synthesis is performed at higher level. The subject is therefore suitable for students with diverse backgrounds who enjoy inter-disciplinary challenges.
- Describes the safe and renewable utilization of living marine resources and ecosystems.
- Explains biology and behaviour of exploited organisms in relation to their environment
- Estimates the potential of exploited population and analyses trade-offs for management and society.
- Describes different types of fishing and research vessels and gears, electronic and digital technology, as well as biotechnology used for research and exploitation.
- Considers the materials and the technological designs required to achieve energy efficiency, improve human safety, welfare and product quality, minimize environmental footprint and support industrial development.
- Recognizes the role of research and management of marine resources
- Uses computers for basic calculations, programming and modeling
- Performs basic fieldwork and sampling in the marine environment
- Executes investigative research on inter-disciplinary topics
- Rehearses presentation and reporting skills in different formats
- Engages in self-study, organizes research and participates actively in teamwork
- Deals with critical views in science
- Is acquainted with diverse fisheries, technologies and aquatic value chains worldwide
- Has familiarity with simple research methods and advice given by marine scientists
- Has ability to participate in multi-disciplinary teams dealing with natural resources.
- Is able to present the main principles for the management of aquatic renewable resources
he course is organized in independent weekly modules that require integration during the project work. We favour active learning methods and a flipped classroom (blended) approach. This requires that students engage in self-study of basic concepts prior to practical classes.
A variety of learning methods are utilized, including physical and online lectures, seminars, practical labs, fieldwork, cruise and excursions. An obligatory short report performed by teams of students will help summarizing the content of each module.
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- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: BIO-3556
- Responsible unit
- The Norwegian College of Fishery Science
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