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Certificate in Environmental Good Practice for Seaports

Understand why environmental good practice matters, and learn how to deliver it.

23 June 2021

Online Learning

Certificate in Environmental Good Practice for Seaports

Decades ago, environmental good practice in a seaport might have meant taking the minimum action needed to demonstrate compliance, for example with regard to emerging legislation on pollution prevention or nature protection.  But things have changed significantly.  Regulation has evolved, and attention to enforcement been strengthened. 

Environmental good practice, however, is about much more than compliance.  A responsible, proactive approach to environmental planning and management reduces the risks of incurring penalties or reputational damage.  There are also benefits: good practice can save money; it can contribute to the port’s corporate and social responsibility objectives; and good relationships with stakeholders can be invaluable in reducing confrontation and hence delays when new seaport developments are proposed.

This course helps you understand what we mean by ‘the environment’ and what constitutes environmental good practice by introducing some of the key underpinning principles and the main environmental planning and management tools. 

On completion of this course, you will have the relevant knowledge and the skills to help you incorporate environmental good practice into port activities and developments, efficiently and effectively.

When: 23 June 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 16 weeks
Ideal for:

Those looking to gain a deeper understanding of why the environment matters to seaports and those seeking the tools to manage this process. This course is particularly relevant for professionals working in port, harbour and port authority areas but is equally relevant for those working in consultancy. Relevant roles include:

  • Port manager
  • Regulatory manager
  • Environmental manager
  • Ports consultant
  • Environmental consultant

 Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to environmental good practice
  • Natural environment
  • Physical processes
  • Human environment and socio-economic context
  • The 'grey' environment context for ports
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental requirements for new port developments
  • Cross cutting issues

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

Course Director


Jan Brooke
Director of Jan Brooke Environmental Consultant Ltd

Jan Brooke is Director of a small UK-based consultancy that provides advice to UK and European ports on compliance with EU environmental regulation, and good practice on port environmental issues generally.

In the UK, Jan works on as Marine Environment Advisor to Peel Ports.  In this role, she advises the Group Harbour Master on compliance with relevant habitats and water quality regulations, on climate change adaptation, beneficial use of dredged material, and the implications of invasive non-native species.

This course is a new addition to our LMA portfolio and it was created to attend the high demand and numerous requests of professionals working within the maritime industry.

The certificate will be appropriate for professionals who want to develop their knowledge of the importance of environmental considerations for ports.

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