This training occurred on 15 May 2014.

Marine planning is a comprehensive, integrated, and complex process that often seeks to coordinate decisions and activities across numerous ocean stakeholders. As such, it is essential that marine planning processes are designed to engage stakeholders in a manner that meets the needs of planners, process participants, and the stakeholders themselves.

This virtual training will present and explore principles and best practices for stakeholder engagement in marine planning. Brian and Lauren will examine the benefits and challenges of engaging stakeholders and the public, and share a range of tools and techniques available to enable positive stakeholder engagement. This training will be interactive, drawing from the experiences of the presenters and the audience members themselves to illustrate best practices and lessons learned.

The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution was established by Congress in 1998. Its mission is to help resolve environmental disputes that involve the federal government, by providing mediation, training and related services.

This training was presented by Brian Manwaring and Lauren Nutter from the Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, and it was co-hosted by OpenChannels and the EBM Tools Network.