The Centre is committed to ensuring the skills and knowledge of its staff are made available to students from Ireland and overseas through teaching and learning. Teaching is an important activity within the CMRC; staff from each of the Centre’s thematic groups contribute to teaching within UCC, and in other national and overseas academic institutions.
Within UCC, CMRC teaching activities include the delivery of a number of courses in partnership with the Department of Geography, e.g. MSc. Applied Science (Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing). Contributions range from teaching marine science at under-graduate level, and lecturing on remote sensing, planning, coastal management and GIS at post-graduate Masters level, to the supervision of PhDs and research Masters. As well as being a location for postgraduate research, the CMRC also supplies logistical support to PhD candidates through use of survey equipment, specialised software, mentoring and specialist training.
Staff within the Centre contribute to teaching as part of international Masters programmes, and as invited or guest lecturers; the Centre is also a host institute for European students funded under the European Union’s Leonardo da Vinci Programme.
Staff and students attending the Cozip Intensive Programme for EU Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Turkey funded by the Socrates Programme.
CMRC staff have delivered professional training to Government Departments and Agencies on request. Professional training is also delivered through ongoing projects. For example, the COREPOINT Training Module builds capacity for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) among coastal practitioners and policy makers. ICZM capacity building is also provided through the FP6 SPICOSA Education and Training Network (SETNET).