Education Portal Release
The WHP is a global program whose vision is, “To help build resilient and productive global ports and harbours, through innovation, and increased understanding of shared values and threats.” The Project works to facilitate and link research programs across major international urban harbours, with a focus on understanding their health, investigating and restoring ecosystem functioning, understanding multiple use conflicts, and disseminating the outcomes of these programs broadly.
Sharing and disseminating the outcomes of the research of the WHP – with both managers and the broader community – is thus a core aim of the program, and the Educational Working Group, WG 4, was established with just this aim in mind.
After 5 years of work by the WHP, there is much to share, and we are very pleased to now launch the WHP Education Portal which provides access to a wide range of tertiary-level educational materials for focused on the health and management or urban harbours. The project was made possible by a grant from the Corella Fund.
The materials include presentations, videos, research papers and other publications, all provided free (?) and in a form that facilitates the incorporation into existing courses. They can however also be combined into short course format to create new stand alone subjects.
Reflecting the core aims of the WHP, the resources are global in scope. This should provide students with the ability to compare harbours across the world, in order to understand the challenges faced by different countries and cities, but to also understand whether common patterns emerge that allow for consistent, best practice approaches to urban marine and estuarine waters.
Thank you to Dr. Edwina Tanner, who led the development of the Portal, all the WG4 members for their input and contributions, and of course the WHP participants globally for providing the resources that underpin the Portal. We believe that the Portal and the resources within can contribute significantly to training the next generation of urban marine scientists and managers.
Enjoy exploring the Education Portal at https://www.worldharbourproject.org/digital-communications-2/