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Jul 27,2018 - Jul 29,2018    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description This hands-on three-day technical course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan with Zones to design a multi-zone marine conservation area. Participants will use GIS tools (ArcGIS or QGIS) and Marxan with Zones to set up scenarios during the hands-on exercises. This course will cover technical and non-technical topics including: • What is Marxan and Marxan with Zones? • What questions can MwZ address in the context of systematic conservation planning, marine spatial planning and integrated coastal zone management? • When is MwZ the right tool? When is it not? • How can MwZ help integrate socio-economic and environmental concerns? • To what extent can MwZ support making difficult decisions regarding trade-offs between stakeholder groups? • Case studies presenting the use of MwZ around the world • How to generate MwZ input files • Setting MwZ parameters and calibration • Interpreting and presenting MwZ results • Comparing and evaluating MwZ solutions and scenarios Learning objective To enable trainees to successfully use Marxan with Zones to solve spatial conservation planning problems. Course pre-requisites Participants need to have a basic to intermediate knowledge of GIS and GIS software (ArcGIS or QGIS) to be able to complete hands-on exercises. Previous experience with Marxan is not required. Participants will be required to bring their own computers. Software required for the course will be provided by course organizers. Cost The cost is CAN$650 per participant. This fee includes printed materials, lunches and coffee breaks.


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Toronto, Canada


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