In the context of real world examples, this course aimed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to participant in the Coastal Zone Management process. The key learning objectives were:
- explain the coastal vulnerability of small island nations and the impact of a changing climate to these nations;
- describe and analyse nearshore processes with an emphasis on reef fringed island nations using a variety of tools to understand and predict these processes;
- assess the impact of nearshore processes on coastal structures and beach erosion, and identify strategies to manage and/or mitigate this impact;
- communicate the need for a co-ordinated and integrated management approach to address coastal issues and identify their role.
- describe the key elements of a coastal zone management strategy and identify if policy and regulation development is required.
Participant home countries:
Course Coordinator and Facilitator
Government of Mauritius (The Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management)