Mid-Atlantic Region Training
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CMSP-AT is designed for all Coastal Decision Makers; training will include core curriculum, enhanced modules tailored to regional audiences, collaborative and interactive problem solving, and incentives for continuing education and networking.
Coastal Decision Makers are encouraged to register their interest in attending CMSP-Advancement Training. Regions identified to be among the first to host CMSP-AT include the U.S. Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. Coastal Decision Makers outside of the initial training regions are also encouraged to register for future training opportunities.
Free CMSP Advancement Trainings will begin during the first half of 2013; participation will be by invitation only and accepted on a space available basis. Click the link below to register your interest.
Caribbean Regional Training Makes a Splash!
The second CMSP Advancement Training was held on April 9-12, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Sheraton Old San Juan. Participants worked together in “vessels” to create a marine spatial plan for their Planning Area on the fictitious Esperanza Island. During the training, peer-to-peer relationships were built or enhanced through classroom participation, a field trip to Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve and a catamaran cruise out of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The Conservation Trust of PR owns the Las Cabezas Nature Reserve in Fajardo, at the north eastern-most tip of the island. Encompassing hundreds of acres, the Conservation Trust offers tours to explain the different eco-systems that are in the reserve.
Click here to see some highlights from the Caribbean Regional CMSP Advancement Training.
Gulf of Mexico Training a Success
The first CMSP Advancement Training was held on March 4-7, 2013 in Spanish Fort, Alabama at the 5 Rivers Delta Center. 35 coastal managers participated in the 4 day training which included a wonderful field trip to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the Dauphin Island community to speak with city planners and oyster aquaculture operations. During the training, the Research Vessel Blue Duck represented by a portion of the class participants, created a “C.M.S.P.” version of the classic song Y.M.C.A. by the Village People.
Click here to listen to the instrumental version of YMCA and sing along with the new CMSP lyrics created by class participants!