International Marine Spatial Planning Symposium Series.

Lead/team: J. McCann, T. Smythe

These multi-day symposia were provided in 2011 (South Kingstown), 2012 (Providence) and 2015 (Narragansett) to provide coastal and ocean practitioners from around the world (approximately 100 attendees for each event) with training, technical assistance, lessons learned from the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP) process, and networking opportunities to strengthen the overall field of existing and emerging marine spatial planning expertise. 2011, 2012, 2015.

Funders: Rhode Island Sea Grant, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.