As ranked by the Battelle Memorial Institute's CMSP Advancement Training team
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning-Advancement Training (CMSP-AT) was created to accelerate the use of coastal and marine spatial planning in the United States through the development and delivery of a CMSP curriculum for professional coastal managers.
The curriculum provides opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration, mentoring, and lays the groundwork for a Professional Coastal Manager’s Credentialing Program. In 2013, three (3) U.S. regions hosted CMSP education workshops; the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Caribbean, and the Mid-Atlantic.
CMSP-Advancement Training is produced by Battelle Memorial Institute in association with Coastal States Organization and is made possible through generous funding provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Conservation Initiative.
Rather than extolling a need for CMSP, these trainings taught how to conduct CMSP; from pre-planning through implementation and revision. The training curriculum was developed from domestic and international case studies, a survey of coastal managers, and collaboration with an expert Steering Committee. The following resources were found the most helpful in designing this curriculum for full time, professional coastal managers.
Agostini et al. (2010). Marine Zoning in Saint Kitts and Nevis: A Path Towards Sustainable Management of Marine Resources. The Nature Conservancy.
Center for Ocean Solutions. (2011). Decision Guide: Selecting Decision Support Tools for Marine Spatial Planning Strategic Advice on designing and implementing CSMP (and Appendices). The Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University.
Coastal Services Center (U.S.). (2006). Marine Managed Areas: Best Practices for Boundary Making. NOAA.
Coastal Services Center (U.S.). (2007). Introduction to Stakeholder participation. NOAA.
Community Conservation Network. (2006). A Management and Adaptation Planning Guide for Natural Resource Managers: Vision and Problem Solution Monitoring.
Pidot, L. (2003). Tapping the indicators knowledge-base: “lessons learned” by developers of environmental indicators. Maine State Planning Office.
Rhode Island Sea Grant. (2011). Ocean SAMP, Draft Roles and Responsibilities. University of Rhode Island.
Thomas, L. and Middleton, J. (2003). Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas. IUCN.
Walmsley, J. (2005). Developing Objectives and Indicators for Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: International Review of Marine Ecosystem-based Management Initiatives Throughout the World. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Williams, B.K. and E.D. Brown. (2012). Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Applications Guide. U.S. Department of the Interior
Wright, D., Dwyer, N., & Cummins, V. (2011). Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation (pp. 1-344). Information Science Reference