The Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas are characterised by a common feature of being geographically enclosed or semi-enclosed basins, subject to intense anthropogenic pressures while providing important resources on which major economic activities of international, regional and national importance rely. The regional seas connect the riparian countries and are also part subject to the countries within the national maritime zones. These seas have fragile coastal and marine ecosystems, with the activities and maritime policies of states affecting the quality of the marine environment of other regional states within the same basin. These regional seas exhibit different levels of experience in regional cooperation, sustainable development of the resources and services of the ocean, and this diversity and wealth of experience provides an opportunity for comparative learning.
This training programme is a flagship activity of IOI together with that delivered from the University of Dalhousie in Canada and builds upon the more than 35 years' experience of the International Ocean Institute in conducting training and capacity building programmes on ocean governance. One of the main objectives is to assist in the formation of a core of decision-makers who will be aware of the complex global and regional contemporary issues of coastal and ocean management.
The Ocean Governance content covers contemporary approaches to coastal and ocean management, with an emphasis on moral, ethical and legal values in Ocean Governance (equity and peaceful uses of the ocean) under the governance architecture of UNCLOS and related international; instruments and agreements.
Training Programme information:
o MODULE 1: Global Ocean Governance Framework; Overarching Ocean Governance Issues and Priority Issues
o MODULE 2: Managing Our Relations with The Ocean: Integrated Management Theory and Practice and Assessing the Marine Environment through Monitoring and Forecasting
o MODULE 3: Conflict Management and Consensus Building
o MODULE 4: Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas; and Regional Ocean Policy Framework Simulation Exercise
o SPECIAL SESSIONS: some are held annually; some vary each year according to the theme chosen for additional focus:
For more information regarding Training Programmes kindly click here.
2015 Training Programme
The 5-week International Ocean Institute Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance was offered for the 11th successive year, at the start of November (8 Nov - 10th Dec). Although the Course is offered under the aegis of the IOI, the University of Malta contributes heavily to the same Course, both through its academic staff and also through its administrative support.
The course and seminar reports as well as information and photos of the event are available for download in the ARCHIVE section under documents & publications (IOInforma News Bulletins 0915 and 0116).
2016 Training Programme
The IOI is pleased to announce the 5-week International Ocean Institute Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance which will be offered for the 12th successive year from the 6th November to the 8th December 2016.
The application form (may also be downloaded by clicking on the link below) may be obtained by either emailing the Course Manager, Prof. Alan Deidun on IOITraining(at)ioihq.org.mt or IOI HQ on ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt. The application deadline is the 9th September 2016.
For further information kindly click here.