Training Course on Ocean Governance,
Ocean Sciences and Geoethics
Offered by IOI Brazil with the support of IOI Costa Rica,
Online delivery August – November 2021
Applications Open between April 6th to July 16th
The IOI Training Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (IOI LAC) in Ocean Sciences and Geoethics will be held in virtual format this year starting from mid-August to mid-November and registrations will be open from April 6th to July 16th. The Course will consist of a total of 120 hours: with a mixture of lectures delivered live (synchronously) or asynchronously with theory and practical exercises also incorporated in the syllabus delivered online. The Training Programme will cover the topics of Ocean Sciences, Ocean Governance, and Geoethics.
“You cannot govern the oceans without ethics and science”
Training Programme information:
o Ocean Governance
o Ocean Sciences
Although each of the three core issues are designed as stand-alone modules and can be presented separately, the IOI LAC TC integrates and interlinks these issues within a common learning process in order to show how governance is linked with geoethics and underpinned by the scientific knowledge of the oceans.
o Millennium Assessment & Follow Up;
o Millennium Goals for the Oceans;
o International and Regional Organizations;
o Global Ocean Observing System;
o Socio-Environmental concerns;
o Regional issues as conflicts and threats.
Each core issue is under the responsibility of a Training Leader (TL) and a Support Leader (SL), with the contribution of high level invited speakers (IS). Another aspect of the TC is the use of the “learning by doing“ pedagogic process, which implies the extensive use of practical activities such as case studies, round table discussions, conflict resolution RPG (Role Playing Games), field visits, interviews with local stakeholders, OCZ RPG (out of comfort zone RPG), etc.