Academic year
2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
CT0504 (AF:248886 AR:136560)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The aim of the course is to give the tools to understand what are the key elements to be considered during the preparation of a management plan, regarding renewable resources in marine environment. Particular emphasize will be devoted to the ‘participatory approach’ as a crucial issue in determining the success of a management strategy implementation.
It is exepected that students would be able to use the ecological knowledge coming frome the previous courses in order to face with the issue of renewable resources management in marine environment. Moreover, by using a sort of toolkit, student would be able to combine ecological information with socila and economic issues, as required for the implementation of a planning of human activities. Students will not be required to be environmental planners, but to be able to put together knowledges from different disciplines to work in the field of natural environment management.
Ecological bases coming from the Ecology courses provided for the bachelor’s degree programme in Enviornmental Sciences
Moving from the Ecosystem Services definition, the attention will be focused on those ecological processes which determining the ecosystem functioning, are expected to directly affect the services supply. Subsequently, it will be possible to define the renewable resource concept and describe the key issues about the exploitation process.
The ecological disturbance concept and its main features will be used to analyze the procedure of the impact assessment within a context of the renewable resource exploitation. The Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) approach will be discussed, taking into consideration legislation, criticalities and main gaps. In particular, the Ecosystem Approach, the Maritime Spatial Planning and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, recently implemented by EU, will be assumed as the basis for the management planning.
Starting from some examples of 'good’ management strategies failure, the elements needed to improve the management plans implementation will be discussed. In particular, the attention will be focused of the stakeholders’ engagement, in terms of the important contribute rising from the adoption of the bottom-up/participative approach.
None. The material used during the teaching and other scientific papers, will be made available for the students.
Group discussion and results presentation
Frontal teaching combined with group discussion about the preparation of a management plan regarding the eploitation of a renewable resource located along teh coast of the Northern Adriatic Sea, moving from the real condition, in terms of stato of resources, conflics and impacts.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Natural capital and environmental quality" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Last update of the programme: 01/08/2019