Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning – West Coast Training — February 17-20,2015


Invitation to the
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning  – West Coast
February 17 – 20, 2015
Hubbs – Sea World Research Institute – San Diego , CA

This invitation is for professionals in the West Coast region with an interest or connection to the coastal and marine management processes. A Planning Team made up of regional marine industry, business, education, government, and non-profit  leaders, listed below, have recommended extending you an invitation to a regional Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning-West Coast Training, which will be offered February 17 – 20, 2015 at the Hubbs – Sea World Research Institute in San Diego, CA.  Please also feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues or project partners who might have an interest.

CMSP – West Coast Planning Team:

Ryan Dudley, The California Maritime Academy

Kristen Fletcher, Fletcher Coastal Consulting

Tegan Hoffmann and Sara Lowell, Blue Earth Consultants, LLC

Michael Jones, The Maritime Alliance

Will McClintock and Grace Goldberg, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara

Greg Murphy, Office of Supervisor Cox, San Diego County

Leslie-Ann McGee and Michael Barrett, Battelle Memorial Institute 

Allison Besch and Laura Lipps, Duke Environmental Leadership Program, Duke University


What:     Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) – West Coast Training

When:     Tuesday, February 17 through Friday, February 20, 2015 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Daily

Where: Hubbs – Sea World Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego , CA 92109

Instructors: Michael Barrett, Battelle Memorial Institute; Kristen Fletcher, Fletcher Coastal Consulting; Virginia Guhin, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Cost*: $300 Standard Registration, $250 for registration before February 1, 2015.  This includes the 4-day training instruction and materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and some evening receptions.

*Transportation, lodging and incidentals are at the participants’ expense

 The CMSP – West Coast Planning Team’s goal is to bring together a mix of public and private sector representatives interested in gaining a better understanding the process of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Training.  The training will present a customized curriculum designed by Battelle Memorial Institute with funding provided from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation that focuses on various aspects of the CMSP process and how to communicate broadly with a large, diverse group of decision makers and stakeholders.  Networking, communication, and project management are key points in the curriculum.

As a Participant You Will:

  • Engage and learn from an all new Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Curriculum that includes region-specific modules, interactive game-theory based activities, innovative educational approaches, and locally-based field trip.
  • Network with professionals from the public and private sectors interested in promoting a CMSP process that is inclusive and that promotes sustainable usage of the coasts and oceans.
  • Build the peer-to-peer network whose members have marine and coastal interests on the West Coast, and join the national peer-to-peer CMSP network from other regional and CMSP-Online trainings.

To learn more about the CMSP-West Coast Curriculum, click  HERE .  Classroom space is limited.  Registrations will be reviewed in an effort to equitably distribute class room participants from across the West Coast region.

The CMSP – West Coast Planning Team looks forward to welcoming you on February 17, 2015.


Allison Besch


Duke Environmental Leadership Program

Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC

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