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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 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.

2015 Training Programme

The 35th Anniversary Training Programme ran from 20th May - 17th July 2015.  See below for more information, and check back here in around September for 2016 application details.

  • 2015 course announcement
  • detailed syllabus and brief summary of lecture topics
  • What to Expect
  • background reading & reference materials
  • participant list
  • lecturer list
  • sponsors
  • general course video prepared by intern, Emily Stewart (60 MB m4v file - open with e.g. VLC media player).
  • 2015 application form


    2015 participants at Bedford Institute of Oceanography


    Recent Courses

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

    Download the detailed 2014 COURSE REPORT for an official summary of the programme, with full syllabus and details of participants, lecturers and funders.


    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.

     

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    Last updated: 24th August 2015