Maldives Blue Prosperity Training Program  

Coral Survey Science |  Marine Spatial Planning | Blue Economy | Sustainable Fisheries


About the Program

The Blue Prosperity Training Program is offered by Noo Raajje, an initiative to protect the ocean and its resources in order to build a bright future for communities, the economy, and the environment. This Training Program has been developed by the Blue Prosperity Coalition, Waitt Institute, and the Government of the Maldives, including the President's Office and the Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture, and staff from the Maldives Marine Research Institute. The program promotes the advancement of Maldivian ocean science and stewardship through education and capacity building to support the development of a comprehensive plan for ocean health in the Maldives.

Why take a course?

  • Increase your knowledge of marine science and industries
  • Upskill your organization to safeguard ocean health
  • Build your foundation for a career in ocean management
  • Learn with a work-friendly schedule

About the courses

  • Each course takes 3 weeks and includes live and recorded lectures
  • Complimentary enrollment & materials
  • Open exclusively to participants from the Maldives
  • Take one course, or earn a Certificate for the completion of all courses
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Location & Schedule

Location: Online via Canvas
Students will receive the course schedule and login instructions prior to the start date of each course.


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Maldives Blue Prosperity Training Program  


Program includes five
individual modules each of
which are three weeks in length


Students will receive a
Certificate of Achievement
for the completion of each individual module


A Certificate of Completion
will be awarded by the
University of California San Diego Division of Extended Studies
upon the completion of all five modules

Course Descriptions


Gain an introduction on how to plan for and execute a coral reef survey.
June 14 - July 2, 2021


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Learn about concepts, tools, and processes for marine spatial planning in this hands on training.
July 12 - July 30, 2021


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Learn key concepts, methods, tools in blue economy planning.
August 9 - August 30, 2021


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Gain advanced training in data analysis and visualization.
September 6 - September 24


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Gain insight in how to manage small-scale, nearshore, data-limited fisheries, and MPA conservation and fisheries related benefits.
October 4 - October 22, 2021


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  • Courses taught by experts in the field

  • Full Certificate in 5 months

  • All course materials included

  • Open exclusively to participants from the Maldives

  • Complimentary enrollment

 Have a question?

Receive more information about this program by contacting:
Fiona O'Donnell-Lawson, Program Manager
Phone: 858-534-8139