Global Mangrove Watch Online Course – Now Available on a Self-Paced Schedule!
Aquaculture, fisheries and coastal agriculture
The Global Mangrove Watch platform has launched a self-paced course where park managers, conservationists, policymakers and practitioners learn to confidently navigate the Global Mangrove Watch platform and learn how to utilise its data and tools in support of mangrove conservation and restoration efforts. Participants can access the lessons at any time. In addition to English and Spanish, the lessons will soon be available in French and Bahasa Indonesia.
The Global Mangrove Watch platform (GMW) is the world primary remote sensing data and monitoring tool platform for catalyzing the action needed to protect and restore mangroves. The tool provides near real-time information on where and what changes there are to mangroves across the world, and highlights why they are valuable.
Global Mangrove Watch (GMW), in partnership with The Reef Resilience Network, recently wrapped up the Global Mangrove Watch Mentored Online Course. The self-paced course provides participants with access to these lessons. Collectively, they provide a comprehensive overview of how remote sensing is used to map mangroves, how the platform can be used to access and interpret mangrove data and generate reports. Course participants will also learn about the capacity of mangroves to store carbon, and the role mangroves can play in climate mitigation and policy globally.
Sign up for an account at ConservationTraining.org. Once you have created an account, either click this enroll link to access the course room and enroll, or search for “Global Mangrove Watch Online Course”.
Global Mangrove Watch was initiated by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International, working with dozens of universities, NGOs and government agencies across the world, with support from the Oak Foundation, DoB Ecology, Aberysthwyth university and soloEO. It also serves as the evidence base informing the Global Mangrove Alliance, a collaboration of organisations working to increase the global area of mangrove habitat through conservation, restoration and equitable management. Learn more at MangroveAlliance.org.