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Dalhousie University

Collaborative Health and Education Building, Room 264

5793 University Avenue

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

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Marine Planning Process (MPP) Workshop

Presented by MEOPAR in partnership with Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Dalhousie University

Tuesday 30 April, 9:00-4:30 & Wednesday 1 May, 2019, 9:00-4:30

Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. Spaces are limited, so register now!

The MPP workshop will present participants with key issues in the marine planning process using national and regional case studies and interactive game-theory based activities. Participants will learn an innovative approach to marine planning while building their network of coastal management professionals and early-career researchers in the Atlantic region and across Canada.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for industry, public and not-for-profit professionals who make decisions regarding coastal and marine uses and resources, as well as those seeking a better understanding of marine planning decision-making. Students and post-doctoral researchers are also encouraged to attend.

Topics covered include:

  • Defining the Planning Area
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Ocean Visioning
  • Management Goals and Objectives
  • Mapping Uses of a Planning Area
  • Identification of Outside Factors
  • Identification of Emergent and Future Uses
  • Characterization of Resources
  • Addressing Conflict and Compatibility
  • Selecting Management Strategies
  • Crafting Regulatory Language
  • Developing Progress Indicators
  • Plan Implementation
  • Plan Evaluation and Adaptation
  • Developing Decision Support Tools and Coastal Web Atlases
  • Developing Spatial Allocation Plans and Alternatives

Instructional Team:

  • James Boxall, Director of the Dalhousie GISciences Centre, Dalhousie University
  • Maxine Westhead, Section Head, Protected Areas and Conservation Planning, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Dr. Ron Pelot, Associate Scientific Director, MEOPAR
  • Dr. Rosaline Canessa, Associate Professor of Coastal Resource Management and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, University of Victoria
  • Kristen Fletcher, Principal, Fletcher Coastal Consulting
  • Laura Lipps, Assistant Director, Executive Education
  • Rodrigo Menafra, Manager, Programs and Partnerships, MEOPAR
  • Laura Avery, Manager, Training Program, MEOPAR

Registration Fee: $79.52 (until March 31st); $96.49 (after March 31st)

Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Registration fees will be covered by MEOPAR.

Please contact Laura Avery with any questions about the workshop.

The Marine Planning curriculum was produced by Battelle Memorial Institute and was made possible through generous funding provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Conservation Initiative. It is offered by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in partnership with MEOPAR. Online training is also available through Duke University.

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Collaborative Health and Education Building, Room 264

5793 University Avenue

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

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