Coastal and Marine Management: Practical Applications and Challenges

The course explores the complex interrelationships between coastal and marine natural resources and humans and communities.

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that the marine environment cannot be managed effectively without the cooperation and participation of resource user groups and coastal stakeholders. Co-management and community based management are two related, yet different approaches wherein cooperation and partnership are paramount and responsibility is shared, formally or informally, between state and user groups and/or communities of place and interest. The focus of this course will be to critically examine the extent to which co-management and other alternative community-based strategies provide a viable approach to marine management. Studies of such efforts from around the world, in different social and cultural contexts, will be critically examined to determine costs and benefits, the opportunities for and barriers to their implementation, and the conditions necessary for the development for sustainable, community-based coastal management systems.

Prerequisites

Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryIceland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date25.05.2020
End date05.06.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesEnvironmental science
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Westfjords
Tagsmanagementcommunity-based researchcoastal areas
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