ACAP Humber Arm is pleased to announce the launch of the 9th season of its Coastal Matters speakers series. 

On Tuesday, September 23rd, 

Developing Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Capacity in Newfoundland & Labrador

Geoff Coughlan, Marine Institute

ABSTRACT

Developing Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Capacity in NL

Internationally, ecosystem-based coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) is being widely adopted as a means to proactively plan coastal and ocean activities in a manner that will address user conflict and ecosystem impacts. The use of technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer-based decision support tools are a cornerstone of CMSP. The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is currently involved in the development of academic programming and general CMSP capacity development to support coastal and ocean planning and management in Newfoundland and Labrador. The presentation will provide an overview of CMSP, the local coastal and ocean planning and management context and how the Fisheries and Marine Institute is contributing to requirements.

BIO

Geoff Coughlan is a faculty member in the School of Fisheries within the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University. In this capacity he is leading a comprehensive review of the School’s Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Program leading into the development of a new Applied Master’s program in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management and Marine Spatial Planning. Geoff worked with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for nearly a decade implementing marine related policy and legislation. He was involved with elements such as integrated coastal and ocean management, marine protected area planning and management, oceans governance, strategic environmental assessment and marine spatial planning. A particularly significant role and accomplishment for Geoff was the coordination of the development of the integrated management plan for the Placentia Bay/Grand Banks Large Ocean Management Area. This involved working collaboratively with a variety of governmental, academic, community and industry stakeholders to identify a common basis and long-term direction for management of this iconic ocean area.


All sessions will take place 12:30-1:30pm

Room 2016 of Arts and Science Building, Grenfell Campus

Free of Charge

Open to the Public

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