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This course and program are open exclusively to participants from the Maldives and those working in the Maldives.

Marine Spatial Planning: Design, Process, and Tools


This is the second course in the Maldives Blue Prosperity Training Program. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) requires an elaborate process that leverages stakeholder participation and science-based information and tools to achieve a vision of ocean management. This course will lead participants through the process of defining that vision, with measurables goals and objectives using real-world case studies as a guide. Using web-based tools, participants will also begin the process of data collection and evaluation, zoning scenario development and analysis and participatory planning.

The course is intended for policymakers and technical staff from government and NGOs.

Grading Options


Students have the option to choose how they want their course(s) graded.  Students interested in earning a Certificate of Achievement for this course and/or a Certificate of Completion upon completion of all five courses, please select either the Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option at the time of enrollment.

Meet Your Instructor

Will McClintock

Will McClintock

Senior Fellow
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Course Number: ENVR-40021
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)