Introduction to Marxan Connect

19 - 21 October 2021
Training Provider(s): 

Introduction to Marxan Connect – Online Course

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 12:00 pm

Course description

This 3-day online training course is tailored for conservation practitioners, academics, and decision-makers interested in learning about connectivity and how it can be incorporated in conservation planning using Marxan Connect.

Marxan Connect is an application designed to help conservation practitioners include “connectivity” in protected area network planning. The term “connectivity” has a variety of definitions (e.g., larval connectivity, genetic connectivity, landscape connectivity) and protected area networks can be optimized for various connectivity objectives. Marxan Connect can assist conservation practitioners to preprocess and prepare connectivity data for inclusion in Marxan– the most widely used decision-support tool for conservation planning.

Course instructors are:

Course format, duration and pre-requisites

The course will include a combination of online lectures and hands-on exercises to be completed offline. Some lectures will be available as video recordings to be viewed before real-time online sessions.  The real-time online sessions of the course will be delivered via Zoom.

The course will run over three days, 3.5 hours a day.

Online lectures will start at 8:00 am Pacific Time and end at 12:00 pm Pacific Time , with a 10 to 15 min break.

Participants will need a basic knowledge of Marxan and GIS software (ArcGIS or QGIS) to complete course exercises.

Course Fees

Course fee is CAN$325 per person.

Registration and Payment

To register, click on the “Register” below and complete the registration form. Information about how to complete your registration and payment details will be e-mailed to you shortly.

Contact information

Contact Norma Serra at nserra[at] for questions about the course and registration.