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
2014 Training Programme
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
Download the 2013 COURSE REPORT.
2012 Training Programme
2011 Training Programme
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.