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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 being initiated 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.

2018 Training Programme

The next Halifax course is provisionally scheduled for 23rd May-20th July 2018. Potential applicants should review the:
  • 2018 course announcement
  • What to Expect,
  • General course video (prepared by intern, Emily Stewart)
  • details of the 2017 and 2016 courses below.

  • Please then download the 2018 application form and return the completed and signed copy to arrive no later than 5th January.

    Feel free to contact IOI-Canada for more information on this programme, as well as the possibility of customised training in either Canada or another country. Dalhousie University graduate students interested in the programme should also contact us to discuss registering for audit, or for credit if the appropriate arrangements are made and an extra assignment completed.

    2017 Training Programme: 24th May-21st July


    2017 Participants and Course Co-ordinator at Opening Ceremony

  • Syllabus and brief lecture outlines
  • Participants
  • Speakers
  • Course documents: background reading
  • Sponsors
  • Closing Ceremony presentation prepared by Mikhail Amsterdam, 2017 course participant


  • 2016 Training Programme

    2016 class visit to the Northwest Altantic Fisheries Organization

     Download the detailed 2016 COURSE REPORT for an official summary of the programme, with full syllabus and details of participants, lecturers and funders. For individual feedback on the course, read about the experiences of the participants from Madagascar and Brazil.


    2015 Training Programme

    2015 participants at Bedford Institute of Oceanography

    Download the 2015 COURSE REPORT


    2014 Training Programme
    2014 Round Table: Panel, Participants and Course Director

    Download the 2014 COURSE REPORT


    2013 Training Programme
    2013 class: GIS session (photo credit: D. Theophille)

    Download the 2013 COURSE REPORT

    2012 Training Programme
     
    Closing Ceremony of 2012 Training Programme

    Download the 2012 COURSE REPORT


    2011 Training Programme

     
    2011 field trip: Bay of Fundy lobster boat

    Download the 2011 COURSE REPORT, or for a more informal and humorous take on the course, see the speech by 2011 participant Parinda Ranasinghe, delivered at the Closing Ceremony on behalf of the class.


    2010 Training Programme

      Presentation of 30th Anniversary plaque to Mike Butler, Director,
    by participants of the 2010 course


    This course marked the 30th anniversary of the training programme, held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia each year since 1981. Download the 2010 Course Report (1.2 MB pdf).


    The 2009 Course Report (842 KB pdf) is also available, as is an informal course summary (1.8 MB pdf) from one of the 2009 participants.   Some information on the previous programmes, dating back to the first course in 1981, can be found in the Alumni section of this website.  For further details on any of our past courses, please contact IOI-Canada.

       


    Last updated: 26th October 2017