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 Course Announcement
What to Expect
2014 Course Report
video prepared by intern, Emily Stewart (60 MB m4v file - open with e.g. VLC media player).
2015 application form
The next training programme is scheduled for 20th May - 17th July 2015 (subject to final confirmation).
General information is available in the following links, with further details to be posted nearer the time:
The application deadline of 1st January has now passed, but in some circumstances it may be possible to consider late
applications. Please e-mail IOI-Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to
2014 Training Programme
2014 Round Table: Panel, Participants and Course Director
(21st May to 18th July)
Download the detailed
2014 COURSE REPORT for an official summary of the programme, with full syllabus and
details of participants, lecturers and funders.
Other Recent Courses
2013 Training Programme
2013 class: GIS session (photo credit: D. Theophille)
2013 COURSE REPORT.
2012 Training Programme
Closing Ceremony of 2012 Training Programme
2012 COURSE REPORT.
2011 Training Programme
2011 field trip: Bay of Fundy lobster boat
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.
2010 Course Report (1.2 MB pdf).
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
For further details on any of our past courses, please contact IOI-Canada.