Tailor made training course marine spatial planning

ITC is training participants from the Research and Development Centre for Coastal and Marine Resources (RDCCMR) of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in Indonesia on devising a national policy that is established, guided and continuously monitored by scientists to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of marine resources in Indonesia.

eGaruda: Earth Observation for Integrated Management of Marine Resources in Indonesia is a Nuffic supported tailor-made-training course developed and implemented by ITC aimed to:

  1. provide MMAF staff with up-to-date knowledge and skills on spatial data and spatial analysis for the management and spatial planning of marine resources
  2. provide MMAF staff with increased capacity to disseminate awareness, knowledge and skills on strategic environmental impact assessments for marine spatial planning
  3. setup guidelines for the development of the national marine and fisheries policy.

The first week was focused on presentations and exercises on integrated management and Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of coastal  & marine resources and. In the second week participants used EO data to derive marine biophysical descriptors for marine spatial planning and impact assessment. In the last week they worked on a project with the goal to evaluate land reclamation in Indonesia and Jakarta Bay in particular.

During the course the participants visited the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), a saltmarsh restoration area within North Friesland and the Delta Works of the Maeslantkering.


(Authors: M.S. (Suhyb) Salama, department of Water Resources, drs. J.M. (Joan) Looijen, drs. E.H. (Henk) Kloosterman and R. (Rogier) van der Velde, department of Natural Resources, ITC, University of Twente)

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