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2021 Online Ocean Governance Course: Participants

Of the 86 participants registered for this online training from 38 countries, 56 are doing the course via the self-paced study option. For the live sessions, a core of 20 are participating solely that way and another 10 through a mix of live and self-paced study, resulting in an average class size of around 25 depending on the day and topic. Virtually all 86 have at least one degree, many two or three, some more, and women constitute the majority.

As with IOI-Canada’s in-person training programmes, these participants are splendidly varied. Drawn from a variety of backgrounds, they are mainly marine professionals with a broad range of education and work experience in, inter alia, academia, government, fisheries, aquaculture, science, research, law, policy, international relations, naval intelligence, maritime technology, GIS, pollution, search and rescue, conservation, biodiversity, blue economy, climate adaptation and activism, coastal communities, sustainability and social development.

Geographically, they represent many parts of the world including Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Indian Ocean, North and South America, and the South Pacific. More specifically, they come from: Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominica, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos and Ukraine.


Last updated: 4th May 2021