Marine Conservation

Forging a career path in marine conservation isn’t always easy. Between the specialization options available and relevant requirements, knowing where to start can be a challenge of its own. The Impact Academy Marine Conservation program exists to address this challenge. It provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their theoretical understanding of marine conservation. They also have the option to apply these lessons on the ground in one of several destinations while gaining valuable experience. Join the Impact Academy Marine Conservation to make an impact not only on your career but our planet’s collective future.

An online-only program is also available. To find out more, visit the Impact Academy Online page.

Program Details

The Impact Academy Marine Conservation program includes an online component and an optional fieldwork component, taking place in the location of the participant’s choice. The online component consists of eight courses that participants can complete in 2, 8 or 16 weeks, depending on the participant’s schedule. Afterward they can embark on an optional fieldwork component of 2 or 4 weeks.

Throughout the eight online courses, participants can expect to engage with a variety of frameworks, toolkits, video lectures and interviews. They also complete assessments. These are designed to equip participants with marine conservation knowledge and resources. During the online component, participants can connect with classmates online via forums and webinars. The optional fieldwork component features a lineup of immersive masterclasses, a number of site visits, various other fieldwork activities and one final project.

After graduating from this comprehensive program, participants enter the workforce equipped with a robust understanding of marine conservation best practice and context. This empowers them to assist in creating a genuinely positive, long-term impact in the communities or environments in which they'll work.

Career opportunities and requirements in marine conservation are evolving rapidly. Impact Academy participants gain access to our jobs board, featuring thousands of vacancies in marine conservation.

Who Is This Program For?

The Impact Academy Marine Conservation program has been designed for students hoping to launch their career in marine conservation. This includes students who are pursuing or have completed tertiary level qualifications in marine biology, environmental science and related fields.

This program is also designed to meet the needs of “career switchers” — those hoping to move from their current career into a marine conservation career. Specifically, this course would be most relevant to individuals working in unrelated fields who would like to develop a better understanding of conservation and our ecosystems.

Finally, the Impact Academy Marine Conservation program serves to help those already working in marine conservation who are interested in advancing their careers.

Find Out More

Visit the Impact Academy Marine Conservation program online to start your impact career journey today.