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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

Background to the workshop | What is Marine Spatial Planning?


When Where Programme | Guest lecturers 
Recommended skills |  Fees | What to bring along | Accommodation


21-23 October 2015


Pine Lodge
Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth


21-22 October 2015: Lectures and practicals on decision theory, spatial planning and Marxan with zones
23 October 2015: Skills application to case studies

Marxan (with zones) is a freely available programme, that can also be run online


Guest lecturers
It is our privilege to host Hugh Possingham and Jennifer McGowan from The University of Queensland, Australia, as our guest lecturers.


Recommended skills
None are required, but a background in GIS/spatial analysis is an advantage.


This is a not-for-profit workshop. Registration is R900 and includes teas and lunches for the three days.


What to bring along
Required: Laptop with spatial planning software pre-installed (instructions will be sent to successful applicants)
Optional: Data for a spatial planning problem


The easiest option for delegates attending from outside of Port Elizabeth is to stay at Pine Lodge where the workshop is being held. Otherwise there are several guesthouses, B'nBs and hotels in Summerstrand and Humewood that are very close to the venue if you prefer to stay elsewhere. Note that accommodation expenses are not included in the registration fees.

Given the nature of the training, we will be accepting only 20 applicants. Apply online now.

Contact information
Dr Linda Harris
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tel: +27 (0)41 5044281