University development was an important aspect of the CRMP, and the marine center at Bogor Agricultural Institute, the premier natural resources management institution in Indonesia, was its primary partner, and was used to develop capacity in other universities. In addition to managing the Lampung site, the Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies established a national ICM reference library that is open to students and professionals, and provides an inter-university library loan service for other universities in Indonesia (Website: http://www.indomarine.or.id). The Center initiated an annual ICM learning workshop, a national peered-reviewed coastal journal and worked with the CRMP to establish a national coastal conference that is now the main venue for exchange of information and case studies on ICM in Indonesia, drawing over 600 Indonesian and international participants to its bi-annual meeting. Building from the positive experience with Bogor and its marine center, an Indonesia-wide network of 11 universities (INCUNE) was developed that tied together key coastal universities across the nation for information exchange, academic re- search and capacity development, with the Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies serving as the secretariat. In addition to INCUNE, the CRMP was instrumental in developing the new Indonesia Sea Partnership Program, modeled after the highly successful U.S. Sea Grant College Program, that seeks to develop coastal outreach, education, policy and applied research activities in key regional coastal universities. This program, sponsored by MMAF, connects re- gional universities with local governments and other stakeholders through issues that resonate with local government and citizens, and addresses the gap of human and institutional capacity in the regions.
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