Training Programme on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region


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Class of 2015, in the front Row, (L) Prof Qin Li (Director IOI China) and centre, Prof Mao Bin, Course Director
Class of 2015, in the front Row, (L) Prof Qin Li (Director IOI China) and centre, Prof Mao Bin, Course Director

Training Programme information:

  • Organised by the International Ocean Institute in partnership with the State Oceanic Administration of PR China
  • An annual four-week residential programme offered since 2011 in Tianjin, PR China
  • Coverage of regional issues of the Western Pacific Regional Seas with special emphasis on ICM and marine environmental protection in connection with the on-going regional programme of PEMSEA
  • The programme is structured into six main modules given through intensive lectures, discussion, simulation exercises, as well as field trips, namely:

  

 

o MODULE 1: Introductory oceanography to provide the                         participants with a scientific basis for better understanding of the training programme

o MODULE 2: The legal framework for ocean governance (UNCLOS, Agenda 21 Chapter 17, and relevant laws & policies)

o MODULE 3: Global ocean governance framework with special reference to ICM for the Western Pacific Region

o MODULE 4: Conflict management and consensus building for coordinated development of the ocean resources

o MODULE 5: Managing our relations with the oceans for sustainable social and economic development with special reference to         marine environmental protection and natural disaster mitigation

o MODULE 6: Special sessions:

 

-          Presentation of case studies of the ICM implementation given by either invited experts or the participants

-          Good practice sharing presentations (national reports) by the participants

-          Graduation presentations by the participants on the vision of his/her national ICM with the knowledge and holistic                       understanding of ocean governance learnt during the training programme

-          Field trip(s) and study tour(s)

 


2017 Training Programme

 

In partnership with the State Oceanic Administration of China, the IOI Training Centre in China organised the fifth edition of the four-week training Course on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region from the 16th August to the 12th September, with the programme being held in Tianjin in the Conference Room of the Centre of International Exchange, at the Tianjin Foreign Studies University.

 

The programme was launched with inaugural speeches from Ms Chen Yue, Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation of the State Oceanic Administration of China (SOA) and an alumnus of the IOI course in Canada; Ms Antonella Vassallo,  Managing Director, IOI HQ; Dr Shi Suixiang, Director, IOI-China Regional Centre for the Western Pacific Region and Director-General of the National Marine Data and Information Service/SOA and from Professor Mao Bin (Senior Research Fellow and Former Secretary General, China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association, SOA) and Prof Qin Li (Director, IOI China). The Honorary President of the IOI, Dr Awni Behnam, also sent a special meesage in a video to be projected at the close of the course.

 

The successful delivery of the course was reported in the October edition of the IOInforma 05/17 available for download below.

 

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2018 Training Programme

 

In partnership with the State Oceanic Administration of China, the IOI Training Centre in China is organising the sixth edition of the four-week training Course on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region from the 20th August to the 14th September 2018 in Tianjin, PR China. 

 

The training programme will include lectures, seminars, field trips, workshops and computer practices to share China’s successful experience in marine legal construction, marine environment protection, disaster mitigation, marine economy development, marine data and information exchange, and services.

 

Introduction to Ocean Governance:

1) Holistic Approach to Ocean Governance

2) An Introduction to the Imperatives of Governance and Policy Formulations in Managing Human Relationship with the Ocean and Sea

3) Maritime Governance and Security Management

4) Role of IOI and other NGOS in Promoting Good Governance

 

Integrated Ocean and Coastal Management:

1) Defining the Coastal Zone for Management Purposes

2) Integrated Coastal Management: Local Solutions to Global Sustainable Development Agenda

3) Brief Introduction to China Ocean Development-Special Reference to ICM and Habitat Restoration

4) ICM-Towards Sustainable Development of the Coast and Oceans: with Special Reference to Xiamen and Dongying Case

5) ICM in China: Towards the Realization of SDG 14

 

Climate Change and Marine Disaster Mitigation:

1) Climate Change and its Impact in the ASEAN Region

2) Climate Change Adaptation

3) Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social & Ecosystem Impacts

4) The Marine Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

 

Marine Debris:

1) Pollution Caused by Marine Debris

2) Marine Debris Disposal and Governance

 

Applicants should have a background in ocean science research or ocean management and a first degree; a good command of English is essential since the course will be conducted in this language. Scholarships are available for applicants from countries of the Western Pacific seaboard. The application deadline is the 20th July 2018.

 

For more information and to receive an application form kindly contact:

 

Prof QIN LI, Research Fellow and Executive Director

IOI China Regional Centre for the Western Pacific Region at the National Marine Data and Information Service

Tianjin, P.R. CHINA

 

E: ioiwestpac(at)sina.com