Ready to get practical with adapting your management activities in light of climate change, but wondering how to organize what can be a complicated ‘adaptation design’ process? A new course, Corals & Climate Adaptation Planning: Adaptation Design Tool, can help you as a coral reef manager incorporate climate-smart design into your management activities.
This month-long mentored training (8-10 hour time commitment) features interactive lessons, hands-on exercises, webinars, and interaction with experts and other managers. Using real-world examples, you will be guided through the process of incorporating climate change adaptation into a management plan, first using existing planned actions as a starting point, and then through the development of additional climate-smart strategies as needed.
The lessons are based on the user guide, Adaptation Design Tool: Corals & Climate Adaptation Planning, which was developed as a collaborative project of the Climate Change Working Group of the interagency U.S. Coral Reef Task Force and The Nature Conservancy.
This course was designed for coral reef managers but is also fully transferable for use with other systems and applications, such as wetland and watershed management planning. Everyone is welcome!
- Course Dates: October 16 – November 17, 2017
- September 25 – October 16: Course Orientation and Introductory Webinar registration
- October 16: Course Orientation and Introductory Webinar – Introduction to the Adaptation Design Tool (1 hour)
- October 17 – November 16: Complete four self-paced lessons and learning exercises (approximately 6 hours)
- November 6: Webinar 2 – Developing Climate-Smart Design Considerations for Existing Conservation and Management Actions (1.5 hours)
- November 17: Webinar 3 – Expanding the List of Adaptation Options & Course Conclusion (1 hour)
The course will open with an orientation webinar held on October 16 at 10:00 AM HST / 4:00 PM EST. Register here for the Orientation Webinar which will cover how to enroll in the course. If you are not able to take this mentored course, there is a self-study version available here (Note: you will need to create a user account to access the self-study course). If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.