Following the introduction of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, marine planning will become a major new mechanism for managing the wide array of activities on the coast ranging from age-old fishing grounds to marine renewable energy and kite surfing! This will present many challenges for those creating the marine plans, those acting as consultees and those attempting to implement the information provided. Understanding marine planning will enable individuals to represent the interests of thier activities more effectively and to participate in the discussions about how the plans are created and interpreted.
This 5-day short course in the Marine Institute of the University of Plymouth has been designed in association with representatives from local goverment, land owners and NGOs. It is appropriate for either land planners who need to know more about the marine environment or those with a marine background who know little about planning. The course will include a range of invited expert speakers, and a field trip afloat will help draw out the contrasts between working on land and at sea.
For further details, please visit the Professional Development and Events webpage via the Further information link below.