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Memorial University launches marine spatial planning programme

By [email protected] - 19th April 2016 - 14:47

The Memorial University Fisheries and Marine Institute will inaugurate the new master of marine studies in marine spatial planning (MSP) and management, the first graduate programme of its kind in Canada, in September.

The program focuses on governance, policy/legislative, ecological, socio-economic, cultural, and technological elements of sustainable ocean and coastal zone development, planning and management. Students will study the mapping and analysis of human activities and environmental features as part of planning environmentally/economically sustainable use of coastal and marine environments. Students will also learn conflict management and facilitation to effectively engage coastal and ocean regulators and stakeholders.

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