Training Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and GeoEthics


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“You cannot govern the oceans without ethics and science”

 

Training Programme information:

  • Offered by IOI-Brazil, and IOI-Costa Rica, in Latin America & the Caribbean countries. The Training Programme is offered each year in a different country in these regions as a full time programme
  • Two- to three-week  programme is to be offered annually; the first Course is programmed to start end-2016
  • The training programme includes coverage of global and regional ocean governance issues concerning Latin America & the Caribbean (IOI-TC-LAC) with specific emphasis on three main themes:

o    Ocean Governance

o    Ocean Sciences

o    Geoethics

 

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.

  • For each of these core themes, the training programme incorporates and mainstreams several ideas within the following support issues/programmes/conventions/initiatives:

o    UNCLOS;

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.

  • The training programme targets young practitioners in ocean governance issues, as well as scientists and educators with a proven background in their chosen field of studies. The course material offered by the expert faculty will be supported through the provision of appropriate tools and references to sources of additional information but the participants are expected to read around the subjects to supplement the class material offered. Selected candidates should be in a position to be able to successfully transmit and apply the acquired knowledge on return to their institutions, serving as educators in their homeland. 

Field trip to Mel Island; Class of 2016
Field trip to Mel Island; Class of 2016

2016 Training Programme

 

The first IOI Training Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (IOI LAC TC) titled “Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics” was successfully offered over three weeks from the 21st November to the 9th December 2016 in Brazil. The programme was delivered under the motto “You cannot govern the oceans without ethics and science” and although each of the three core issues of Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences, and Geoethics, were designed as stand-alone modules and can be presented separately, the IOI LAC TC aimed to integrate and interlink 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.

 

The training programme was delivered by the course leaders and invited speakers, and teaching effort focused on the “learning by doing” didactic style. The participants were young practitioners and scientists, with enough basic background not to be overly challenged in the theoretical issues. Guidance offered by the course staff on theoretical issues was intended to encourage autodidactic behaviour among participants, and the course offered the tools to attain this knowledge. Forty participants attended the first programme, most of the audience was from Brazil as planned but other countries (Russia and Turkey) were also represented. The majority of the participants had a background in Ocean Sciences, however with a mix among them from those dedicated to sciences and others classified as practitioners.

 

The successful delivery of the course was reported in the January edition of the IOInforma 01/17 available for download below.

 

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2017 Training Programme – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The 2nd IOI Training Programme in this series for Latin America and the Caribbean (IOI LAC TC) titled “Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics” is scheduled to be held from the 8th January to 2nd February 2018 (corresponding to the academic year 2017) and will take place in Valparaiso, Chile (hosted by Universidad De Playa Ancha – Upla, at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados of Upla in Vina de Mar Area).

 

The Pre-registration form as well as the Training Programme Schedule may be obtained from the course website or by contacting Dr. Eduardo Marone, Director – IOI South Western Atlantic Ocean (Brazil) on ioilacbr[at]gmail.com or edmarone[at]gmail.com. The application deadline is the 15th November 2017.

 

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