Welcome to Mission 2011: Final Presentation
of the Final Presentation in MIT subject 12.000
- Solving Complex Problems is on:
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 6:45
in MIT's Stata Center, 32-123
Note that the webcast will start promptly at 7pm and the
doors will be closed.
Solving Complex Problems (12.000)
is designed to provide students the opportunity to work as part of a
team to propose solutions to a complex problem requiring an
interdisciplinary approach. For the students of the class of 2011,
12.000 or Mission
2011, revolves around the issues associated with the long-term
future of our marine ecosystems and fisheries.
Project website developed by students in Mission 2011:
Fish provide roughly 40 percent of the protein consumed by nearly
two-thirds of the world's population. Global population growth and
improved fishing technology are placing unprecedented pressure on the
world’s ocean resources. Global marine fish production increased from
19 million tons in 1950 to about 80 million tons in the mid-1980s where
it has remained. Chronic overfishing – combined with introduced species
and massive pollution – have upset ecological balance, destroyed
habitats, and created large "dead zones." When projections of global
warming and climate change are added to the mix, it is clear we are in
severe crisis. A global plan to save the oceans and the fisheries is
long overdue and essential for the planet. The students' task is to
develop this plan – the future of the planet hangs in the balance.
To tackle this issue, the students
were divided into ten teams and have had the coaching of upperclassmen,
the mentoring of MIT alumni/ae and experts from around the U.S. and
abroad, and contact with MIT faculty.
Students in 12.000 are responsible for articulating their plan during a
one-hour presentation in front of a panel of experts, followed by a
question and answer session.
About the course
The course is taught by Prof. Sam Bowring (EAPS) and Prof. Rafael Bras (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
To learn more about the the course, visit MIT subject 12.000 -
Mission2011: Our Oceans - Can We Save Them. This course is a
required subject for freshmen in the Terrascope program (http://web.mit.edu/terrascope/)
the webcast, please choose one of the following:
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