Managing coastal environments
Managing coastal environments

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Managing coastal environments

1.1.3 Managing environmental risks and uncertainties

The following activity and video clip presents the discussion of the Old Hall marshes in relation to managing environmental risks and uncertainties. It also introduces the key concepts of sustainable development in a period of environmentally uncertain climate change.

Activity 2

Click on the link below to watch the following video clip that outlines how environmental risks and uncertainties can be managed.

Download this video clip.Video player: u216_1_003v.mp4
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).

How can we manage an ever changing coastline?

How can we plan for long term environmental change and still meet immediate human needs?


Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus