Engineering Continuing Education
217 Ramsay Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Marine Spatial Planning: An Introduction to Protecting Ocean and Coastal Resources
Location: Distance Learning Course
2016-2017 On-line Individual: $40.00
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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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