Training is a key activity of the IOI global network. The Institute's flagship interdisciplinary training programme has been conducted at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia each summer since the initiation of the course by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1981.
Training Programme information:
o deepen their understanding of the complexity and role of ocean-related issues in sustainable development;
o strengthen and update their academic knowledge, while also being exposed to practical lessons drawn from actual experience in integrated coastal and ocean management;
o develop relevant skills, leadership abilities and networks to help them apply their new knowledge on their return home; and,
o assist their countries towards maximising benefits to be derived from the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, through the proper integration of coastal and ocean management into national and international development strategies.
o Module 1: Orientation and Introduction to the Training Programme
o Module 2: Ocean Sciences
o Module 3: Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management
o Module 4: Law of the Sea and Principled Ocean Governance
o Module 5: Fisheries and Aquaculture
o Module 6: Communication and Negotiation
o Module 7: Maritime Security
o Module 8: Marine Transportation
o Module 9: Energy
o Module 10: International Round Table and Conclusion of Training Programme
The Course Announcements and application forms for IOI-Canada’s training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management can be downloaded from the Training section of the website: www.dal.ca/ioihfx Any queries and expressions of interest may be addressed to: Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer, IOI Canada on e-mail: ioi(at)dal.ca.
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2018 Training Programme
For the 38th consecutive year, Dalhousie University hosted IOI’s interdisciplinary training programme in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 2018 course on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management (23rd May - 20th July) was attended by 20 participants from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, North America and included five indigenous Canadians. It had a particularly celebratory air as 2018 is both the centenary of Elisabeth Mann Borgese’s birth and the bicentenary of the founding of Dalhousie, with events to mark both being held throughout the year.
Like in previous years, the eight-week programme was organised thematically in ten modules: Orientation and Introduction to the Training Programme; Ocean Sciences; Law of the Sea and Principled Ocean Governance; Maritime Security; Communication and Negotiation; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management; Marine Transportation; Energy; and the Round Table and Conclusion of Training Programme.
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A short description of the course is given in the 04/18 edition of the IOInforma which is available for download below or from the Publications - IOInforma News Bulletin section (0418 issue).
2019 Training Programme - ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The 39th training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management is scheduled to be held from the 22nd May - 19th July 2019 (subject to final confirmation). The programme is aimed primarily at developing country professionals aged 25-45 with at least one degree, relevant experience, strong English language skills and a desire to step outside their own field of work and explore interdisciplinary issues around coastal and ocean management.
This two-month programme emphasises the importance of viewing the ocean as a system with varied users and multiple, often competing and conflicting, uses. It also aims to increase awareness of the fact that ocean management requires broad interdisciplinary skills, new institutional and legal infrastructures, and new forms of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisation and cooperation at the local, national and international levels. Training consists of over 200 hours in the classroom, and includes lectures, interactive discussions, field trips, simulations and exercises, individual participant presentations, and an international round table.
Further details including the course announcement and application form can be found on the training section of IOI-Canada's website: (http://internationaloceaninstitute.dal.ca/training.html).
The deadline for submission of application forms is the 5th January 2019.