OSX4006 Marine Conservation and Coastal Zone Management
Run by School of Ocean Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Martin Skov
Overall aims and purpose
To review modern approaches to the management of the coast: (1) biodiversity, conservation & sustainability, (2) Marine Ecological Critical Areas and the value of natural ecosystems, (3) Marine Protected Areas, (4) need for integrated management; (5) problems of institutional organisation, (6) problems of defining the area to be managed, (7) reasons why ICZM fails, (8) Conflicts between aquaculture and environmental protection (9) Role of relevant international organisations and agencies, (10) to apply Coastal Zone Law to marine resource exploitation and protection by examining legislation; (11) to include UNCLOS and analysis of EU Directives; (12) to examine contingent valuation of ecosystem services, socioeconomic assessment and the use of questionnaires.
Prof Turner will present an overview of the history, need, framework, methodology, current and future practice of coastal zone management. He will emphasise the need for an integrated approach to maintain essential ecological processes, to preserve biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources. Lectures will cover Strategic Planning, Policy formulation, Issues Analysis and Preparation of the Management Plan: Coastal area management and development - introduction to economic and ecological principles; Biodiversity and genetic conservation; Concepts of integrated coastal management; The extent, level and institutional organisation of local, regional, and international management; Management techniques and tools - legislation, public participation, acquisition and jurisdiction, zoning, education, data banks; Resource assessment case studies - data collection, synthesis and action planning; Establishment of marine protected areas - mark parks and marine nature reserves; Case studies of Chagos, Cayman, Rodrigues, Socotra and UK. Prof LeVay’s lectures will: Review current methods of coastal aquaculture with emphasis on requirements and demands on water quality and usage; Conversion of wetlands for ponds, versus conservation; Case Studies in Vietnam, Philippines; Development of environmentally sensitive aquaculture.
There will be a student conference analysing case studies in ICZM from around the world (e.g. presentation: Venice and the impact of sea level rise).
Dr Adel Henan and colleagues will introduce socioeconomic analysis with examples drawn from recreational fisheries, collection of wild marine foods and tourism. Data acquisition through questionnaires and their design will be critically developed and evaluated.
Lynda Warren, a visiting Emeritus Profesor from Aberystwyth University, will present lectures dealing with the inter-related framework of public and private law governing the administration and use of coastal land and water. The legal problems involved in regulating the increasing pressures on the marine environment are examined through an analysis of: Definition of coastal zone; Sources of coastal zone law; The administrative structures; Property on the coastal zone - foreshore and sea bed ownership; Public and private rights; Jurisdiction in the coastal zone; Planning, coast protection and sea defence; Public health, pollution, fisheries, minerals, harbours, pilotage, customs, port health, defence and conservation; Law as a problem for coastal zone management and coastal zone management as a problem for law.
Oral or written report with generally good layout and presentation. Survey design well suited to the habitat and well implemented with attention to detail and effective work in the field. Methodology described well in a concise scientific fashion with important relevant details. Results described clearly with good tabulated and graphical presentation of data and appropriate statistics. Pertinent discussion giving insight into the habitat surveyed or the challenges associated with questionnaire based surveying with use of appropriate references. Good appreciation of the pros and cons of techniques utilised.
Outstanding oral or written reporting of a well designed thoroughly implemented survey or study. The presentation having a concise introduction covering all relevant aspects of the study and giving full references. Materials and methods fully and succinctly described, data well presented in tabular and/or graphical format, data fully analysed using the correct analytical methods for all data sets. Discussion focused, critical and concise, covering all aspects of the study, and fully referenced. Design and layout of presentation or written report exceptional.
Basic oral or written report with acceptable layout and presentation but missing detail. Survey design acceptable but not the most appropriate and implemented to produce the bare minimum of acceptable results. Discussion of results minimal with limited insight into the ecology of the habitat surveyed or the challenges of questionnaire based surveying.
appreciate the application of legislation in Coastal Zone Management
know the reasons why ICZM may fail
understand the purpose of and how to construct a socio-economic questionnaire
understand the need for integrated coastal zone management
exemplify success and failure in coastal zone management around the world
understand biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development
understand the concept of marine ecological critical areas and the value of natural ecosystems
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
1 day Coastal Zone Management Conference (Prof J.R Turner ). This includes on the spot assessment
5 hrs lectures and 4x1hr tutorials on Coastal Zone Law (Prof Lynda Warren) 7 hrs lecture and 2x1hr tutorials exercise on socio-economic questionnaires (Drs A Heenan & M Skov) 9 hrs lectures and 4x1hr tutorials on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (Profs J.R Turner & Dr L. LeVay)
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- F7AD: MSc Marine Environmental Protection year 1 (MSC/MEP)