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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 postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to attend.
About the course
The MPP curriculum, derived from global best practices and featuring interactive and innovative educational styles, is designed for professionals with interest in Coastal Management at all experience levels in the practice of coastal and ocean planning.
Marine Planning Process (MPP) Workshop
MEOPAR and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment will host our second Canadian Marine Planning Process workshop at University of Victoria.
The MPP workshop will present participants with key issues in the marine planning process using national and West Coast case studies, interactive game-based activities, and an optional field trip on April 30th. Participants will learn an innovative approach to marine planning while building their network of coastal management professionals and early-career researchers in the Pacific region and across Canada.
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 Pacific region and across Canada.
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
- 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
- Norma Serra, Program Manager, Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association
- Dr. Rebecca Martone, Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) Secretariat
- Kristen Fletcher, Principal, Fletcher Coastal Consulting
- Allison Besch, Director, Career and Professional Development Center, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
- Laura Avery, Manager, MEOPAR Training Program
Rebecca is an applied marine scientist working to co-create solutions that help conserve our coasts and oceans while supporting people’s livelihoods and cultural connections. Rebecca’s passion for the ocean started on the beaches and salt marshes of the US southeast, but she has fully embraced th...
Maxine Westhead holds a B.Sc in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph and a Master of Science in Marine Biology from Acadia University. Her graduate degree focused on the ecological and community impacts of baitworm and clam harvesting on the mudflats of the Minas Basin. She has worked fo...
Ron is a native of Ottawa, Ontario, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Edmonton where he obtained his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (fluids specialization) and worked there for a few years, including 14 months of “shoestring” travelling in Europe...
Before joining the Geography department in 2003, I worked as a marine environmental scientist in Scotland, the Caribbean and Canada. My work related to planning and environmental impact assessment for integrated coastal management, offshore hydrocarbon development, fisheries, aquaculture, marine ...
Norma has been PacMARA Program, and Marxan Lead Trainer since 2011. Norma organizes and delivers Marxan and Systematic Conservation Planning training courses around the world, both in English and Spanish. She has also participated in activities related to marine ecosystem based management, marine...
Kristen M. Fletcher is Principal of Fletcher Coastal Consulting in Pacific Grove, California. She offers 16 years of experience in ocean and coastal law and policy analysis, research and outreach. Fletcher's work includes advancing coastal management at the state, regional and national levels i...
Allison is Director of Executive Education Programs, Duke Environmental Leadership Program, Duke University. She was formerly the curator of education at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. She and her family continue to maintain strong ties to the coast and coastal issues.