This module presents the specific marine ecological concepts, recognizing the importance, complexity and fragile aspects of different types of marine habitats. Topics include the trophic interactions, flows of energy between land, air and the marine environment, and human impact on marine ecosystems. This module provides details of types and sources of emerging pollutants, their transportation and dispersion in water, sediment and marine organisms. The course contains practicing of sampling techniques, species identification of plankton, invertebrates, macroalgae and fish. 

The main objective of this module is to explore the concept for sustainable recycling programs and technologies for non-recyclable plastics waste management. Deprivation of plastics quality and factors influencing quality of plastics recycling to be polymer cross-contamination, presence of additives, non-polymer impurities, and polymer degradation are discussed. 

The objective of this module is to describe the product (byproduct) development opportunities from waste materials and discusses the main processes and pathways of the conversion of polymeric materials to energy, fuel and other valuable products. This module presents a comprehensive description of important trends in the science and technology of plastic waste recovery such as the thermochemical treatment of plastics, incineration and thermal unit design, and the production of plastic waste to materials. 

The course is designed to prepare environmental engineers and scientists for analytical work in basic and applied research and problem solving in a wide range of marine plastic waste management. It provides the fundamental and practical understanding of different identifications and types of marine plastic wastes, as well as analytical methods to understand the compositions and characteristics from sources to final disposal in the marine environment to minimize social, environmental and economic impacts.