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 course was initiated by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1981. This two-month training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management is offered through the IOI network’s OceanLearn suite of courses.
The training 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 two hundred hours in the classroom. While the course is primarily lecture-based, it also includes interactive discussions, exercises, field trips, and an international round table.
The 2011 programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management is provisionally scheduled for 18th May to 15th July. Potential candidates should read the course announcement and details of What to Expect (below) and then download the application form. Completed forms must be received by 1st January 2011.
Further details will be posted nearer the time, but please also feel free to e-mail IOI-Canada for further information.