The Blue Prosperity Training Program is offered by Noo Raajje, an initiative to protect the ocean and its resources in order to build a bright future for communities, the economy, and the environment. This Training Program has been developed by the Blue Prosperity Coalition, Waitt Institute, and the Government of the Maldives, including the President's Office and the Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture, and staff from the Maldives Marine Research Institute. The program promotes the advancement of Maldivian ocean science and stewardship through education and capacity building to support the development of a comprehensive plan for ocean health in the Maldives.
Program includes five
individual modules each of
which are three weeks in length
Students will receive a
Certificate of Achievement
for the completion of each individual module
A Certificate of Completion
will be awarded by the
University of California San Diego Extension
upon the completion of all five modules
Gain an introduction on how to plan for and execute a coral reef survey.
June 14 - July 2, 2021
Learn about concepts, tools, and processes for marine spatial planning in this hands on training.
July 12 - July 30, 2021
Gain advanced training in data analysis and visualization.
September 6 - September 24
Learn key concepts, methods, tools in blue economy planning.
August 9 - August 30, 2021
Gain insight in how to manage small-scale, nearshore, data-limited fisheries, and MPA conservation and fisheries related benefits.
October 4 - October 22, 2021
Courses taught by experts in the field
Full Certificate in 5 months
All course materials included
Open exclusively to participants from the Maldives
Each course carries one unit of academic credit
UC San Diego Extension is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Participants who complete all five program courses will receive a Certificate of Completion
Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement for the completion of individual course
Receive more information about this program by contacting:
Fiona O'Donnell-Lawson, Program Manager