To ensure a long term and widespread impact of the capacity development measures and to mainstream coastal and marine biodiversity into conservation planning in India, it is imperative that the information on coastal and marine biodiversity become easily accessible to the forest and fisheries officers, media professionals, trainers and teachers, and the decision-makers. Keeping this in mind, the CMPA project GIZ India and the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) GIZ Germany have designed this specialized eLearning course.