Integrated Coastal Zone Management - Conceptual Framework and Operational Tools
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Coastal areas are complex systems in which economic and social development often conflict with the protection of the environment. ICZM has recently become a very important set of approaches and tools for the sustainable development of coastal areas. The course focuses on the evolution of the concept of coastal zone management and the implication for environmental management and policy. Particular attention will be placed on the Northern Adriatic Coastal Zone and the Lagoon of Venice, which can be regarded as paradigmatic cases of the debate. In this context policies regarding the management of biotic resources and the evolution of port industrial areas will be illustrated. The use of mathematical models as tools for the assessment of different management options will be shown.
Basic knowledge of ecology of coastal areas and calculus.
- T. Stojanovic, R.C. Ballinger, C.S. Lalwani, Successful integrated coastal management: measuring it with research and contributing to wise practice, Ocean and Coastal Management, (2004).
- The Protocol on ICZM in the Mediterranean is available at the PAP/RAC web site: http://www.pap-thecoastcentre.org
- H. Coccossis, Tourism and sustainability: perspectives and implications, in G.K. Priestley, J.A. Edwards and H. Coccossis (eds.)
- Priestley, G.K., Edwards, J.A. and Coccossis, H. (eds) Sustainable Tourism? European Experiences. Oxon: CAB, 1996.
- Soriani and G. Zanetto, Tourism and environmental degradation. The Northern Adriatic case, Oxon, CAB International, 1996.
- D.A. Pinder and M.E. Witherick, Port Industrialisation, urbanisation and wetland loss, in M. Williams (ed.) Wetlands: a threatened landscape, Oxford, Blackwell
- S. Soriani, Port development and implementation challenges in environmental management. The case of Venice, in D.A. Pinder and B. Slack (eds.) Shipping and Ports in the XXI century, London, Routledge, 2004,
- NOAA coastal decision analysis series N° 26. S. Bricker Editor. 2007
- W.S.C. Gurney, R.M. Nisbet. Ecological Dynamics. Oxford University Press, 1998.
- K. D. Black. Environmental impacts of aquaculture.
- A. Frankic. Integrated Coastal Management & Sustainable Aquaculture Development in the Adriatic Sea, Republic of Croatia. Center for Coastal Resources Management Virginia Institute of Marine, Science College of William & Mary, USA Internal Report.
|Students are expected to play an active role in seminars and prepare the required readings in advance|
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Students must attend all lessons, any absence must be registered by the CFHSS office (email firstname.lastname@example.org ). Daily preparation is also required. The assignments are set out above in the course syllabus. Academic honesty is an important part of university training. While students may discuss assignments with their classmates and others, they are expected to make sure any written material they submit is their own work. Students are expected to know how to cite the work of others and present a bibliography of the research texts that were used
Office location, contact information, tutorial time:
Our offices are located at the Faculty of Sciences, Calle Larga S. Marta, Dorsoduro 2137, Venezia.
Roberto Pastres: tel. 041-2348674; email@example.com.
Stefano Soriani: tel. 041-2348688, firstname.lastname@example.org.