The course explores the concepts, principles, approaches, processes and issues related to integrated coastal and ocean management. This is achieved through a review of the development and history of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) within a global context. An overview of different management strategies, as well as the meaning of integration in the governing of natural resources, will be presented. Country case studies will be presented and examined. Successful and failed integrated coastal and ocean management techniques will also be discussed and analysed.
On completion of the course, a student:
- has gained an understanding of Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management as a field of study.
- can recognize the complexity of coastal and marine management issues.
- can integrate different aspects of ICZM, from a social, economic and ecological perspective, to assess problems and issues.
- can apply their understanding and interpretation of coastal areas to the design of integrated management plans for coastal and marine habitats.
Only for students in Coastal and Marine Management (MRM programme)