The Sixth International Training Programme on

BEACH MANAGEMENT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE BLECK SEA

9 - 15 June 2003, Kusadasi, Turkey

 


Organizer

  • MEDCOAST Secretariat  c/o Middle East Technical University

 

Sponsors

  • International Ocean Institute (IOI) Headquarters
  • Mediterranean Action Plan Coordinating Unit (UNEP - MAP)
  • Middle East Technical University (METU)
  • Turkish Scientific & Technical Research Council (TÜBİTAK)
  • Municipality of Kuşadası

 

Background

Beaches have been placed among the important coastal resources in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea due to ever-increasing demands from the recreation and tourism sectors. Improving the conditions of beaches and proper management of beach environments has become one of the key coastal management issues.

The positive participant reaction to the First Training Workshop on Beach Management organised in 1995 in Erice, Italy, has led to the launch of the series within which this current training workshop was the sixth. The other four events were held in Gozo, Malta (1996), Varna, Bulgaria (1997), Valetta, Malta (1999) and Constanza, Romania (2000). The objective of the intensive, but high calibre, training workshop is to disseminate knowledge and to provide hands-on training on coastal management needs specific to beaches. In this connection, the management problems of the several local beaches were addressed as laboratory test cases during the sixth training workshop in Kusadasi, Turkey.

The course also offers excellent opportunities for participants interested in beach and coastal management to initiate valuable contacts with fellow alumni and faculty working in a common area of interest within the MEDCOAST Family. The training workshop series are designed to be highly interactive and to include ample discussion time in an informal and friendly atmosphere as well as to give a perspective to the region's beach management problems by drawing on the participants' presentations and experiences.

 

Course Programme

The Sixth International Training Workshop on Beach Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea was held in Kusadasi, Turkey on 9 - 15 June 2003. Special reference was made to the following topics:

· Mediterranean and the Black Sea beaches
· Beach dynamics
· Shoreline management technology
· Artificial beaches, beach nourishment
· Beach and dune ecology
· Environmental impacts
· Water quality
· Coastal and marine litter
· Tourist / recreational uses, beach economics
· Beach users perception, beach ratings and awards, the Blue Flag system
· Beach management guidelines

The training workshop, which was conducted in English, included invited lectures on each of the topics above, computer and audio-visual demonstrations, presentations by participants related to their countrys' beach amenities and related problems, trips to nearby Kusadasi beaches and field work on various issues for improvement of management, group discussions on the results of the fieldwork.

 

Faculty Members:

DAVID BASCO
Coastal Engineering Centre
Old Dominion University
Norfolk,Virginia, 23529, USA
Tel: +1 757 683 3223
Fax: +1 757 683 5354
E-mail: basco@cee.odu.edu

 

YAKUP KASKA
Pamukkale University
Department of Biology
P.O. Box: 286, Denizli, Turkey
Tel: +90 258 213 4030 (ext: 1176)
Fax: +90 258 212 5546
E-mail: caretta@pamukkale.edu.tr

 

ANTON MICALLEF
ICOD,
Foundation for International Studies
University of Malta
St. Paul Str., Valetta, Malta
Tel: +356 21 240746
Fax: +356 21 245764, 230551
E-mail: a.micallef@icod.org.mt

 

COSTAS I. MOUTZOURIS
National Technical University of Athens
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Department of Water Resources,
Laboratory of Harbour Works
5, Heroon Polytechniou Str.,
15789, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 772 2366, 772 2367
Fax: + 30 210 772 2368
E-mail: lhw@central.ntua.gr

 

ERDAL ÖZHAN
MEDCOAST
Middle East Technical University
06531, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 2105429
Fax: +90 312 2101412
E-mail: medcoast@metu.edu.tr

 

ALLAN T. WILLIAMS
21 Beachroad, Newton,
Porthcawl, Wales, U.K.
Tel / Fax: +44 1 656 783 928
E-mail: allan.williams@virgin.net

 

 

Participants:

Marcin Filip JEDRZEJCZAK
Universita degli Studi di Firenze,
Dip. di Biologia Animale e Genetica,
, Via Romana 17,
I-50125 Florence, Italy
Tel: +39 055 22 88 215
Fax: +39055 222 565
E-mail: humbak@idea.net.pl

 

Lucia FANINI
Via Galliano 178 c.a.p. 50144,
Florence, Italy
Tel: +39 055 351957
E-mail: alloctona@yahoo.it

 

Zurab SAVANELI
Tbilisi State University,
Faculty of Geography and Geology
Apt.40, 11 Shevardenidze str.,
Tbilisi, 380077, Georgia
Tel: (995 32) 324651
Fax: (995 32) 324655
E-mail: zsavaneli@hotmail.com

 

Selçuk SAYAN
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture,
Landscape Architecture Department,
07070, Antalya, Turkey
Tel: +90 242 3102448
Fax: + 90 242 2274560
E-mail: sayan@agric.akdeniz.edu.tr

 

Nataly SHVIDOON
Ukranian Scientific Center of the Ecology
of the Sea, 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd.,
65009, Odessa, Ukraina
Tel: +38 (0482) 636 622
Fax: +38 (0482) 636 673
E-mail: accem@te.net.ua

 

Jeroen SPEYBROECK
Ghent University, Marine Biology Section,
Krijgslaan 281 - S8,
9000 Gent, Belgium
Tel: + 32 (0)9 264 8532
E-mail: jeroen.speybroeck@rug.ac.be

 

Hakan ALPHAN
University of Çukurova,
Department of Landscape Architecture,
01330, Adana, Turkey
Tel: +90 322 3386545
Fax: +90 322 3386189
E-mail: alphan@cu.edu.tr

 

Despoina BALASKA
National Technical University of Athens,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Laboratory of Harbour Works,
5, Heroon Polytechniou Str.,
15789, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 772 2366, 772 2367
Fax: + 30 210 772 2368
E-mail: lhw@central.ntua.gr

 

Elena ANASTASAKI
National Technical University of Athens,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Laboratory of Harbour Works
5, Heroon Polytechniou Str.,
15789, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 772 2366, 772 2367
Fax: + 30 210 772 2368
E-mail: enastaki@hotmail.com

 

Valentina MARIN
University of Genoa, DIPTERIS,
Corso Europa 26, 16132,
Genova, Italy
Tel: + 31 0103538140
Fax: + 31 0103538069
E-mail: marin@dipteris.unige.it

 

Gamze GÜNGÖR
Dept. of Environmental Engineering,
Middle East Technical University
06531, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 2105856
E-mail: ggamze@metu.edu.tr

 

 

 

BEACH MANAGEMENT 2003 – TRAINING WORKSHOP PROGRAM
 

Hour

Date

09:30

10:30

10:30

11:00

11:00

12:00

    LUNCH   BREAK

14:00

15:00

15:00

16:00

16:00

16:30

16:30

17:30

17:30

18:30

9/6

 WELCOME  ADDRESSES 

Coastal management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and the contribution of MEDCOAST

(Erdal Özhan)

COFFEE

BREAK

Management issues of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea beaches

(Erdal Özhan)

Beach processes leading to erosion
(David Basco)

COFFEE

BREAK 

Participant's presentations

10/6

Coastal water quality management I

(Erdal Özhan)

Coastal water quality management II

(Erdal Özhan)

A review of engineering options against beach erosion
(David Basco)
Some new techniques for beach management I
(Allan Williams - Anton Micallef)
Some new techniques for beach management II
(Anton Micallef -Allan Williams )
Participant's presentations

11/6

Principles of beach nourishment and the US experience I
(David Basco)

 

 

 

 

 COFFEE    

BREAK

Principles of beach nourishment and the US experience II
(David Basco)

FIELD STUDIES  AT KADINLAR BEACH

12/6

Management issues of Kadinlar Beach:
Group discussion
Management issues of Kadinlar Beach:
Group discussion
A review of some recent beach engineering projects in Greece I
(C.I. Moutzouris)
A review of some recent beach engineering projects in Greece II
(C.I. Moutzouris)

 COFFEE 

BREAK

Beach litter and management
(Allan Williams)
Beach aesthetics and ratings
(Allan Williams)

13/6

Coastal tourism and beaches
(Erdal Özhan)

Beach Management guidelines
(Allan Williams)
CULTURAL TRIP TO EPHESUS, THE HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY AND
THE SELCUK MUSEUM
14/6
Beach ecology and tourism impacts I
(Yakup Kaska)
Beach ecology and tourism impacts II
(Yakup Kaska)

FIELD STUDIES AT OTHER KUSADASI BEACHES

15/6

Management of Kusadasi Beaches: Group Discussion

Beach ecology and tourism impacts II
(Yakup Kaska)
FREE TIME IN KUSADASI

 

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