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Inspiring Seas: Module E - Protecting our marine future: what can we do?

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Over a century of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and unsustainable exploitation of our seas have put their health in serious jeopardy. Explore the importance of the oceans in our everyday lives and address the topical issues plaguing marine scientists, from the impacts of plastics in our seas to the overfishing crisis.

Learn about the actions of marine conservationists to protect our marine environment in the context of sustainable development. Explore some critical issues; including marine pollution and climate change. Find out how you can do your bit to protect our marine environment for generations to come.

Files Include:

Our oceans and climate change

A practical look at the role of our oceans in regulating global climate and how global warming might affect this.

Why recycle? A closer look at our seas

The causes and effects of marine pollution and how we can all do our bit to reduce our contribution

Marine invasions!

Learn about the threat of marine alien species and how you can help prevent the spread

Sustaining our stocks: why fisheries conservation matters

Give your pupils a go at decision-making as they step into the role of fisheries managers

Marine renewable energy

Explore marine renewable energy options and the UK's potential in this interactive decision-making exercise

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Marine Science
  • Resources
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • KS 3