The Marine CoLABoration launches Compass – A new online learning programme

The Marine CoLABoration is launching Compass, a new online learning programme for practitioners working in the marine and coastal sectors. Applications are now open.

Taking place from September – November 2021, Compass aims to bring together a diverse cohort of marine and coastal researchers, practitioners, funders and policymakers.

Over the last five years, the Marine CoLAB has been using systems change approaches such as facilitating collaborative processes, systems mapping, action-learning, horizon scanning and applying a values-based approach to communications to help its own and partners work be effective and impactful.

Compass will explore a range of these tools and approaches through peer learning and coaching sessions to build the confidence to use them in practice. The programme is divided into three ‘Dives’. Dive 1 will include application of systems approaches in your own work, Dive 2 includes application of values-based communications in your own work, and Dive 3 offers both.

With COP26 fast approaching, building our collective capabilities to communicate the value of the ocean and foster systemic change in the coastal and marine sectors remains critical.

The Marine CoLAB is a group of marine and related NGOS working together to put value at the heart of solutions for the ocean. The CoLAB’s work shows that collaborative approaches and putting value first in ocean communications influences beyond the usual groups, builds consensus for action and accelerates positive change.

The CoLAB is dedicated to creating a diverse cohort for the course and ensuring that cost is no barrier to participation. A number of full bursaries are available, which can be applied for through a simple tick box in the Compass online application form.

The CoLAB is a flagship initiative of the Foundation’s Valuing the Ocean programme. CGF is supporting Compass as a key part of its strategy to share and scale effective approaches to communicating the value of the ocean.


Applications close on July 19th. Apply now. 


Updated on 04 january 2022

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