The MSI also organizes and conducts workshops, conferences, and training courses for local and international participants, both in the country and abroad.  Topics include resource survey and monitoring techniques, coastal zone management, habitat restoration, mariculture, and analytical techniques, and development of science-based decision support system.  The MSI staff serve as trainors and resource speakers for these training courses.  In addition and in partnership with other sciences, MSI offers technical services to both public and private agencies concerned with marine protection and management in relation to local and global environmental changes, biotechnology and product development.