Education and training for maritime spatial planners

dc.contributor.authorCalado, Helena
dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Catarina
dc.contributor.authorAnsong, Joseph O.
dc.contributor.authorFrias, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorVergílo, Marta
dc.contributor.editorZaucha, Jacek
dc.contributor.editorGee, Kira
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Regional Development Funden
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Social Funden
dc.contributor.funderFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologiaen
dc.description.abstractThe practice of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) has developed substantially during the last decade, calling for more qualified professionals. Education, training, and growth capacity for MSP, however, are (still) some of the less addressed themes in MSP forums and specific learning materials, such as textbooks and practice manuals. Some teaching initiatives have nevertheless arisen at the postgraduate level for training new and specialised practitioners in the MSP field. A quick overview of such initiatives will help answer some questions concerning the path to follow for MSP education and training. This chapter presents an exploratory diagnosis based on a discussion of the basic skills needed to achieve successful professional practice. What skills are expected from a maritime spatial planner? Is a specific background required to become a maritime spatial planner? How should such professionals be trained? These questions are discussed using the visions and insights of consultants, maritime sectors, policymakers, scientists, and teachers of MSP, with experience in countries where MSP processes are already in place.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Regional Development Fund (GPSAzores project - Azores 2020 Operational Programme) (Ref. ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-00002 GPS Azores) funded by structural funds ERDF and ESF (Azores 2020 Operational Programme, and FEDER funding from the Operational Programme for Competitiveness Factors) COMPETE); Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) under the UID/BIA/50027/2013 and POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006821 grants);en
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.versionPublished Versionen
dc.identifier.citationCalado, H., Fonseca, C., Ansong, J. O., Frias, M. and Vergílio, M. (2019) 'Education and Training for Maritime Spatial Planners', in Zaucha, J. & Gee, K. (eds.) Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 441-468. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-98696-8_19en
dc.identifier.journaltitleMaritime Spatial Planning: past, present, futureen
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dc.subjectMaritime Spatial Planning (MSP)en
dc.subjectMaritime Spatial Planning trainingen
dc.subjectMaritime spatial planneren
dc.subjectMarine protected areasen
dc.titleEducation and training for maritime spatial plannersen
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