Systematic marine planning

This course will discuss the central concepts currently being discussed in marine planning, their commonalities and differences. The “alphabet soup” of acronyms, such as EBM (ecosystem-based management), IM (integrated management), and MSP (maritime/marine spatial planning) will be covered in the context of a systematic approach. The roles of common planning tools such as Marxan / Marxan with Zones will be explained while outlining good practices in their practical application. This course is recommended to senior level managers who wish to better understand these central concepts, as well as those charged with implementing maritime / marine planning. A separate course will provide direct hands-on learning of Marxan and Marxan with Zones, appropriate to technical GIS personnel.

Details on cost and location to be posted.

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