Training Course on Ocean Governance,
Ocean Sciences and Geoethics
Offered by IOI Brazil with the support of IOI Costa Rica,
Online delivery December 2021 - February 2022
From December 2021 to February 2022, IOI Brazil and IOI Costa Rica offered online the IOI Training Course on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics, consisting of a total of 120-course hours spread over a period of three months. 21 participants were selected from more than 50 candidates. The course was offered as 10 hours a week, with live (synchronous) lectures and presentations, and self-paced sessions including reading and group activities in asynchronous mode. Most participants are practitioners with strong academic backgrounds and mid-career positions while some hail from the academia, with backgrounds ranging from international law and relations, ocean science, coastal management, etc. The participants' geographical distribution include Israel, Portugal (continental and Azores), Cabo Verde, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Perú, Ecuador, Brazil to Argentina. Over 15 lecturers from Europe, North, Central and South America, presented synchronous and asynchronous lectures throughout the entire course. All the presentations are recorded and the course material is available at the Archives section at https://www.ioitclac.org/archives/ and the detailed activities at the corresponding TC links (Training Programmes link).
“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.