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Training for marine planners: Present and future needs
Clegg, G. (2014). Training for marine planners: Present and future needs. Mar. Policy 43: 13-20. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marpol.2013.03.011
In: Marine Policy. Pergamon: Guildford. ISSN 0308-597X, more
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    Marine
Author keywords
    Marine planning; Marine management; Training; Education

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  • Clegg, G.

Abstract
    Marine planning presents considerable new challenges and opportunities for those responsible for managing the marine environment. In the UK, the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) provides a statutory framework for marine planning and has created a new administration responsible for its implementation. If marine planning is to be effective and achieve its stated goals it will require a pool of trained individuals who will be responsible for or will participate in marine planning. Based on data gathered during the development and delivery of an intensive professional course and a masters level programme, this paper explores the key elements of education and training required by marine planners. These include a knowledge of planning processes and national and international laws and conventions; an understanding of how marine plans can integrate with existing terrestrial and coastal plans and other management requirements; and an understanding of the marine and maritime environment, including the human activities and natural features. It concludes with a discussion of the different roles individuals may play in the planning process and thus their different training needs.

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