Marine Spatial Planning: An Introduction to Protecting Ocean and Coastal Resources

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 40.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 60.00

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This course provides an introduction to marine spatial planning and how this tool can be used to protect oceans and coastal resources. Marine spatial planning is an approach to protecting ocean and coastal resources that focuses on ecosystem function and services. It allows planners, resource managers, designers and policymakers to locate and protect critical oceanic and coastal resources while accommodating appropriate uses to take place. This course includes case studies on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Spatial Plan in Australia, and the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP). The course also discusses ocean zoning and other tools used to implement marine spatial plans. Key learning objectives include: " Identify the basics of marine spatial planning and ocean zoning and key terminology used; " Provide an overview of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Spatial Plan and the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP); " Describes the evolution of marine spatial planning process; " Discuss how ocean zoning and other regulatory tools are used to implement the marine spatial plan. This course should be of interest to landscape architects, planners, and engineers, and other professionals whose role includes planning, designing, and managing coastal resources.

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Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 40.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 60.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Charlene Lebleu

Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, AICP, is an Associate Professor of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Professor LeBleu teaches urban ecology, regional ecology, stormwater construction and a community outreach studio. Her primary areas of interest and research have been focused on green building and water quality issues, especially issues related to low impact development design. She is the current Vice President of the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Professor LeBleu has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in university, town, and state affairs as well as in our national professional and academic organizations. She has a B.S. Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida, and a Master of Community Planning, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Auburn University.


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