Introduction to Marxan with Zones Course

On demand
Training Provider(s): 

Provider: Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association (PacMARA)

Contact: Norma Serra, nserra [at]

Learning objective: During this course, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Marxan with Zones through a series of hands-on exercises and talks. Participants will learn the differences between Marxan and Marxan with Zones, and how to use this tool to solve a multi-zone planning exercise. Using Marxan with Zones, planners can identify an efficient system of reserve sites and/or any other type of spatial planning systems that include a suite of biodiversity and multiple types of human use targets at a minimal cost. Marxan with Zones is a more powerful nested version of Marxan, one of the most widely used conservation planning tools, as it provides a systematic and repeatable method for designing reserve networks.

Structure and content: The course time is split between lecture (~30%) and hands-on exercises (~70%)

Target audience: Technical practitioners

Format: In person

Type of course: Technical training

Number of participants: Variable, ~20 maximum

Costs and conditions for participating: Please contact Norma Serra for information on cost and participation pre-requisites.

Duration: 1-2 days

Frequency: Variable

Any upcoming dates (or when available): For more information, please contact Norma Serra.

Regions/countries where offered: Courses are offered anywhere in the world. Contact Norma Serra if you wish to organize a course in your area.

Available trainers per region: Trainers travel to workshops. Contact Norma Serra for trainer information.