Introduction to Marine Spatial Planning

On demand
Training Provider(s): 
Ocean Visions

Provider: Charles Ehler, Oceans Visions

Contact: Charles Ehler, charles.ehler [at], Paris, France

Source of additional information:

Learning objective: Introduce new professionals interested in MSP to its essential elements

Structure and content: Organized around the 10 steps of MSP in the 2009 UNESCO publication, “MSP: a step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management”, downloadable at:

Target audience: The course is primarily intended for new professionals responsible for planning and management of marine areas and their resources.

Format: In person

Type of course: Non degree

Number of participants: 10-30

Costs and conditions for participating: Course is usually financed through national and regional governments starting MSP initiatives

Duration: 1-5 days

Frequency: On demand

Upcoming dates: On demand

Regions/countries where offered: The training has been offered in the USA, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Vietnam, China, South Africa, and Namibia

Available trainers per region: Not applicable