[Coral-List] EBM Tools Training Events: ICRS July, 12th & Townsville August 27th to 29th

Dan Dorfman DanielDorfman7 at aol.com
Mon Jun 9 08:06:08 EDT 2008

Dear Coral List,


Please spread the word about these two training events covering technology
tools for coastal marine ecosystem based management.

The first is a 3hr event held at ICRS, the second a three day in depth
workshop in Townsville, Australia, August 27th-29th.



Thank You!


-Dan Dorfman, Training Coordinator



EBM Tools Network


Invitation to


Coastal-Marine Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Training for South Pacific


to be held August 27th-29th, 2008


on Magnetic Island, Australia (near Townsville, Australia)


Register by June 20, 2008


To: Coastal-marine planners, resource managers, environmental decision
makers, and coastal marine ecosystem based management implementers.


You are invited to register for a Coastal-Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
(EBM) Tools Training to be held on August 27-29, 2008, on Magnetic Island,


About the Training

The event will provide information and training on methods and software
tools to facilitate coastal-marine ecosystem-based management (EBM)
processes.  Two concurrent tracks are anticipated:

* Track A: Overviews and Case Studies.  This track will focus on
practitioners that are new to EBM software tool applications and will
provide presentations, demonstrations, and discussion on which tools and
processes can address practitioner needs.

* Track B: Experienced Technical Practitioners.  This track will allow those
with more technical experience to learn more advanced approaches and get
hands-on training in select tools.

The topics that will be covered will be determined by the priority needs of
attendees.  Possible topics include: 

* Integrated Land-Sea Planning

* Pelagic Dynamics

* Marine Ecosystem Conservation Planning

* Watershed Planning

* Ecosystem Economics

* Coral Reef Bleaching and Resilience

* Connectivity

* MPA Network Design

* Community Engagement

* Specific Tools or Technical Methods Development

* Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management


To Register

Spaces in the meeting are limited and will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis.? To register, e-mail Lindsay Elder at
lindsay_elder at natureserve.org by June 20, 2008, with the following






Mailing address:

Telephone number/Skype name:

Desired Track (A or B):

Priority Training Topics for Your Work (Choose up to 5 from list above):


Please note: Not all topics will be covered in this training, but trainers
will make every effort to cover as many priority topics chosen by
participants as possible.


Training Hosts

This training is hosted by the EBM Tools Network?s Training Program with
special acknowledgement to local hosts at the ARC Centre of Excellence for
Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, and the University of Queensland.
The EBM Tools Network (www.ebmtools.org) is an alliance of EBM tool
developers, practitioners, and training providers to increase awareness of
existing EBM tools, promote the development and maintenance of EBM tools,
and promote the effective use of EBM tools.


Training venue and accommodations

The meeting will be held at the Magnetic Island International Resort located
on Magnetic Island.? Magnetic Island is accessible by ferry from Townsville.


Accommodations at the Magnetic Island International Resort are available for
$110 a night (single or twin share room).  Meeting participants will be
contacted about how to book rooms at this rate at a later date.


Training costs

Meeting registration will be provided to participants free of charge through
funding from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.  Participants are
expected to cover their own transportation, accommodation, and meal costs.
If travel support is needed to make participation possible, please let
organizers know by June 20th.  Travel support for participation will be
considered on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions?or
suggestions for the meeting.  Thank you for your interest, and good luck
with all of your endeavors!




Dan Dorfman

EBM Tools Network Training Coordinator

dandorfman at intelligentmarineplanning.org




Invitation to workshop in Townsville, 8/27-8/29:


International Coral Reef Symposium

Coastal-Marine Ecosystem Based Management Tools Training Workshop:

Technology Tools for Ecosystem-Based Management of Coral Reefs

Ft Lauderdale, FL

July 12th, 2008, 8:30 am ? 11:30 am

Convention Center, Room 123


Dear coral reef ecosystem planers, managers, decision makers, and
coastal-marine ecosystem based management implementers,


We, the Coastal-Marine Ecosystem Based Management Tools Network, would like
to invite you to a workshop which will address technology tools and methods
for EBM.


The Technology Tools for Ecosystem Based Management of Coral Reefs workshop
will address, how technology tools can facilitate EBM in coral reef
ecosystems.  We plan to cover, coral reef resilience, marine reserve and
local fisheries interactions, coral reef ecosystem mapping, spatial analysis
and MPA network design.


This work shop includes self selecting break out groups with demonstrations
provided by:


* Eddie Game, University of Queensland; Marxan Developments 

* Stephanie Wear, The Nature Conservancy; Coral Reef Resilience Toolkit

* Kate Holms, Bahamans Biocomplexity Project; Marine Reserves and Local
Fisheries Interactive Simulation

* Laurie Bauer, NOAA Biogeography; Habitat Digitizer Extension

* Dan Dorfman, Intelligent Marine Planning; Stakeholder Engagement-Keypad


The workshop is open to all.  However, we ask that you RSVP to:

Lindsay Hunter at:

Lindsay_Elder at natureserve.org


Please provide contact information including, name, title, organization,
address, e-mail, and any additional materials or input you would like.


Thank you for your interest.


I hope to see many of you in Ft Lauderdale and July.




Dan Dorfman

Lindsay Hunter

Sarah Carr




Dan Dorfman, St. Planner & Principal

Intelligent Marine Planning

4780 Brittany Dr S. #113

St Petersburg FL 33715

(727) 864-6765 office

(831) 227-3510 cell



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