International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network


The GEF LME:LEARN  series of Marine Toolkits were developed to assist GEF funded projects, and others, working in marine related focal areas to improve their capacity to effectively prepare and manage their respective projects.  They are targeted knowledge sharing and programmatic guidance products to support GEF Large Marine Ecosystems (LME) projects, as well as other GEF Intercoastal Management (ICM),  Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) projects.

Data and Information Management
Data and information play a crucial role in all phases of the policy cycle in international waters—from decision-making via implementation and monitoring, to analysis and recommendations. Data and ...
Stakeholder Participation in Environmental Policy Toolkit
Environmental policy and management only succeed if key stakeholders feel engaged and have bought into the design of the actions concerned. The Toolkit for Stakeholder Participation in Environmenta...
Environmental Economics for Marine Ecosystem Management Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to show how environmental economic methods can be used to produce information to support decision-making in the context of LME, MPA, ICM, MSP and climate change adapt...
Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Approach Toolkit
Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) Projects are, by definition, “strategic” projects because they cover large territorial areas, involve many stakeholders at different levels and deal with the multiplici...
Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Toolkit
The MSP toolkit provides practitioners with practical guidance, examples of tools and methods that are necessary for designing and carrying out the MSP process in an LME context.
Large Marine Ecosystems Governance Toolkit
This Governance “toolkit” provides an introduction into governance concepts relevant for Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) practitioners.
LME Scorecard
The Large Marine Ecosystem Scorecard measures the management effectiveness in Large Marine Ecosystems, which include seascapes, Large Marine Protected Areas, locally marine managed areas, etc.
LME Project Cycle Toolkit
The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a Step by Step document to guide the preparation of LME Project Documents. It utilizes the experiences gained and definitions/formats used in a growing bod...