“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.
2018 Training Programme
The second Training Programme was offered in Valparaíso, Chile from the 8th January to the 2nd February, initiating the itinerancy after the first programme in Brazil, continuing in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region, with a duration of four weeks and 120 hours under the direction of Eduardo Marone (Director – IOI Brazil) and Alejandro Gutierrez Echeverria (Director – IOI Costa Rica).
The contents of the Training Programme were presented by the course leaders and invited speakers, and most of the teaching effort focused on “learning by doing” activities. The targeted participants were young practitioners and scientists, with enough background knowledge in related fields so that the concepts and technical issues discussed during the training programme would be stimulating, yet not overly challenging. Guidance was offered by the programme staff on theoretical issues, helping the participants gain new knowledge while also providing the basic tools needed to enable them to appreciate the holistic viewpoints and cross disciplinary discussions presented during classes. Knowledge sources, further readings, documents, videos, the 2018 participants’ presentations, useful links, notes, etc. were all made available via an online course archive at: https://ioitclac.org/archives/
A short description of the course is given in the 02/18 edition of the IOInforma News Bulletin which is available for download from the Archives Section (0218 issue).