Welcome to the CTC Academy!

Why are coastal and marine environments important, and what role do they play in my life? How do we keep our oceans and our planet healthy? What are the dangers to our oceans, and what can be done to safeguard them? What are Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and why do they matter? What can I do?

These are just a few of the questions answered by the CTC Academy’s 26 learning modules on marine science, MPA principles, planning and management, sustainable fisheries, and sustainable tourism. Download our course syllabus here.

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We have a wide range of courses available to support current and future guardians of the seas, people working at the frontline of conservation efforts in the Coral Triangle. Our courses are classroom-based with a strong field training element. Training is offered throughout the Coral Triangle region. Field training is held at learning sites, such as the one on the beautiful island of Nusa Penida. Alumni of courses can also join our learning networks, connecting them to other people working throughout the Coral Triangle and the world.

We are creating conservation champions worldwide through our free online courses.
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Who Are the Courses for?
The CTC Academy courses are designed for a broad audience: government, MPA and fisheries staff, tourism operators, NGO workers, teachers, trainers, students, volunteers, and anyone else with an interest in learning more about the Coral Triangle, its human and natural riches, and the work that needs to be done to preserve it. Courses are tailored to the audiences’ needs, and can be delivered throughout the region.
Do you want to learn more about caring for the Coral Triangle ecosystems? Do you want to know what can be done to secure millions of livelihoods in the region, now and in the future? Sign up for our free online course today!
Who Are Our Teachers?
Our curriculum is developed in-house in consultation with internationally renowned MPA and marine science professionals.
Our educators have many years of experience teaching and working in marine and coastal management.
Lessons build on decades of practical field experience, best practice approaches and lessons learned.
Our Courses
Coral Triangle Center