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IOI training programme (18 May - 15 July 2016, Dalhousie University, Canada)


Training at IOI-Canada

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 initiation of the course by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1981. This two-month programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management 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 200 hours in the classroom, and includes lectures, interactive discussions, field trips, simulations and exercises, individual participant presentations, and an international round table.

2016 Training Programme

The next course is scheduled for 18th May to 15th July 2016 (subject to final confirmation). More details will be posted online nearer the time, but potential candidates should check the:

It would also be helpful to review the 2015 Course Report and brief summary of 2015 lecture topics to get a sense of the format and content of the programme. The application form can then be downloaded and returned. Completed forms must be received by 1st January 2016.  In certain circumstances, late applications may sometimes be considered, so please contact IOI-Canada if you wish to discuss this.