The International Ocean Institute IOI-OceanLearn The Training and Education Programme of the International Ocean Institute Learning for our Future Ocean….
OceanLearn : the Vision IOI-OceanLearn: the system-wide programme for the coordination, delivery, quality assurance and development of global partnerships of the International Ocean Institute’s capacity building activities The Vision: To develop an interdisciplinary and integrated culture of knowledge, inclusive and accessible to all, focusing on Ocean Affairs and Ocean Science, through which knowledge is distributed making use of modern techniques.
OceanLearn : The Mission To deliver education, training and capacity building products so as to promote understanding and sustainable management of ocean spaces and resources which will meet the needs of both developed and developing nations.
OceanLearn : Objectives TO coordinate, consolidate and quality assure the IOI’s education, training and capacity building activities through a clearly identified (branded) training and capacity building program TO enable the IOI to deliver its products to markets in an effective manner and in such a way the brand will become recognised with quality and delivery.
OceanLearn : Implementation OceanLearnis implemented by the OceanLearn Implementation Committee (OLIC) During the start-up phase, OceanLearn will focus on Short Training Courses, which may include courses available for degree credit at participating IOI Host Institutions.
SHORT TRAINING COURSES Combinations of short courses developed by IOI or IOI Partners Short thematic (including technical) courses delivered by IOI Operational Centers or with IOI partners Workshops delivered by IOI OCs and which include training components
OceanLearn : IOIPartners • IOI-Canada and Dalhousie University, Ocean Governance and Management • IOI-Malta and The University of Malta, Regional Ocean Governance • IOI-Germany, Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie, University of Bremen, ISATEC Programme • IOI (Australia) (OceanLearn Implementation) • IOI-Southwestern Atlantic Ocean, The Center for Marine Studies of the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil • IOI-Baltic, Kalmar University, Sweden • IOI-Pacific Islands, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji, partners in distance and flexible learning • IOI-Southern Africa, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, partners in distance and web-based learning • IOI-Costa Rica, The Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica) Rural Development Program
OceanLearn : UN Partners • The United Nations Division on Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, TRAIN-SEA-COAST Programme • United Nations Environment Programme Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (UNEP/GPA) • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) • The Global Environment Facility (GEF) – IW-Learn;
Other Supporting Agencies • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, Caribbean Community Secretariat (CRFM & CARICOM); • The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); • The Nippon Foundation’s International Ocean Governance Network; • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Water Education; CoastLearn • Ocean Science Research Foundation, Switzerland • Lighthouse Foundation • European Community
OceanLearn : Beneficiaries The beneficiaries of OceanLearn will be students and mid-high level government, private sector and NGO employees who will have access to OceanLearn courses. The IOI’s network of Operational and Regional Operational Centres, the IOI’s host institutions and partners will also benefit from OceanLearn.
Quality Assurance Quality Assurance will guarantee a network wide quality standard for all courses run under the OL brand; it consists of three components that investigate the quality of the content, of the performance and of the venues of the courses.
Courses under Preparation 2006-2007 • Development, Implementation and Management of Marine Protected Areas for the Pacific Islands (adaptation of a course developed by the TSC Red Sea CDU, being carried out jointly with UN/DOALOS and TRAIN-SEA-COAST. To be offered in Fiji, December 2006) • Risk Reduction and Integrated Management for Sustainable Tropical Coastal Tourism Development (outline prepared by IOI-Australia) • Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Marine Protected Area Management (outline prepared by Dr Mark Calamia) • Integrating Biodiversity Conservation with Sustainable Tropical Coastal Tourism Development (outline prepared by IOI-Australia and funding sought from the Department of Environment & Heritage, Government of Australia)
OceanLearn Proposed Subject Area Packages • Integrated living coastal resource management • Ocean non-living resources and socio-economic implication • Maritime boundary delimitation and transboundary management • Coastal risk management • Coastal Tourism • Harbour and maritime industry • Environment, Human health &Traditional Ecological Knowledge • Management of marine protected areas • Ocean Governance