THE MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 94:

The MED-CAMPUS Certificate Program on
Coastal Zone Management

21 August - 15 September 1994, Ankara - Bodrum, T U R K E Y

 


MEDCOAST Secreteriat
Middle East Technical University
06531 Ankara, Turkey.

Tel    : 90 312 210 54 29/30/35
Fax    : 90 312 210 14 12     
E-mail : medcoast@metu.edu.tr


THE MEDITERRANEAN CHALLENGE

Great numbers of the coastal and sea areas of the world are beset by many serious problems, resulting from rapid development of many improper use patterns and insufficient levels of protection. Integrated coastal and sea management which aims to achieve sustainable uses of coastal and sea resources and their protection, has been on the world's environmental agenda most notably over the last two decades.

The Mediterranean basin, including the Black Sea, is among the major seas where rational management of coastal and sea resources, incorporating high levels of protection and regeneration in certain cases, is very strongly needed. The continually increasing level of demand for the limited and stressed resources provides a formidable challenge to bordering countries for rational and sustainable land, water, and resource management and development. Moreover, critical management and conservation issues such as the control of water pollution due to ever increasing agricultural, industrial and urban developments in coastal areas, management of international oil transport, or protection of endangered species, require international collaboration. This need was realized right after the Stockholm Conference, and the Mediterranean was chosen for the first implementation of the newly established Regional Seas Program of UNEP. The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) for the protection of the Mediterranean coastal and sea environment became operational with the Barcelona Convention in 1975. For the Black Sea, international collaboration has recently been started through the GEF project with a more up to date perspective. Following the Rio Conference, various initiatives, within the organization of the MAP and elsewhere, have also been put forward for transforming the MAP perspective from "protection" to "sustainable development", by building up the "Agenda 21 for the Mediterranean".

Parallel to these international efforts, various Mediterranean and Black Sea countries have already started, or are about to start their integrated coastal zone management programs. Therefore, there is a great need for expertise in governmental agencies involved in these programs.


THE MEDCOAST INSTITUTE

The MEDCOAST Institute offers intensive training in various aspects of coastal zone management. The curriculum is specially designed to address issues and problems which are particular to or significant for the Mediterranean and the Black sea. In this regional emphasis, the MEDCOAST Institute differs from the other few programs which are available for international participation.

The program of the MEDCOAST Institute consists of three parts:

  • Two-week long formal lectures by the faculty on various topics related to integrated coastal zone management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, to be held in the attractive campus of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara (22 August - 2 September).

    Some of the emphasized topics are:

    • CZM issues and problems in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
    • Sustainable development and theoretical framework for ICZM.
    • Physical and ecological description of coastal systems.
    • Coastal and sea resources, uses, and coastal development activities.
    • Use of coastal engineering technology in CZM.
    • Coastal management techniques and tools.
    • Institutional and legal arrangements.
    • Review of past MAP activities and the Mediterranean Agenda 21 efforts.
    • Introduction to GEF project and the international collaboration for the Black Sea.
  • An eight-days long field study trip on three traditional wooden boats, named "gulet", sailing along the coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, and anchoring at locations of significant coastal conservation and/or development activities for observations and interviews (3 - 11 September).

     

  • A two-day long concluding workshop, including a half-day long simulation game on a scenario developed over observations during the field study trip, and presentations by the participants. (13 - 14 September)


BODRUM PENINSULA

Bodrum Peninsula, with a coastline length of about 100 km, is located at the southeast coast of the Aegean Sea. The area is one of the most well know holiday resorts of Turkey. Consequently, coastal zone of the peninsula has been under very significant pressure for tourism and holiday housing developments. The indented shores of the peninsula, mostly rocky formations, offer very attractive coastal scenes and natural harbours. For this reason, it has traditionally been one of the most popular routes for sailing vacation, called "blue voyage" in Turkish.

Peninsula, once considered for designation as a national park, has a number of ecological significance. The Mediterranean monk seal, the extremely endangered mammal, breeds even today in caves located along the peninsula. The area is very rich in typical Mediterranean flora. Furthermore, the Tuzla Wetland located on the northern shore, and close proximity to the internationally important wetland of Büyük Menderes Delta, increase the importance of the peninsula as an habitat for avifauna. Gökova Bay, which is a well known "specially protected area, is located south of the peninsula.

In addition to tourism and holiday housing developments, the coastal areas of peninsula have recently been used for fish farming establishments, for major infrastructural works such as an airport, and for marina developments.


FACULTY

The Institute faculty include, but not limited to, the following well-known experts from the universities and institutes which cooperate in the Network MEDCOAST:

Dr. Frank van der Meulen
University of Amsterdam

Prof. Erdal Özhan
Middle East Technical University

Prof. Adalberto Vallega
University of Genoa & ICCOPS

Mr. Jentje van der Weide
Delft Hydraulics

Prof. Allan T. Williams
University of Glamorgan

Prof. Aysen Ergin
Middle East Technical University

In addition, experts from the Mediterranean Action Plan and the GEF Black Sea Project will be invited as guest lecturers, for introducing these important international efforts towards coastal and sea management. Other guest speakers from Turkish state agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations will be invited to participate in selected sessions.


LANGUAGE

The language of instruction in all activities of the MEDCOAST Institute is English.


ACADEMIC DEGREE AWARDED

The MEDCOAST Institute will award a MED-CAMPUS DIPLOMA in Coastal Zone Management to participants who successfully complete the course work, field investigations, and the final workshop.


PARTICIPANTS

The MEDCOAST Institute is designed for:

  • Professionals who hold mid-managerial positions in government departments and who are responsible for planning and execution of programs or projects on coastal and sea issues.

The next priorities will be given in decreasing order to program managers in:

  • Municipalities;
  • Non-governmental environmental organizations;
  • Universities.

The participants are required to have a basic university degree (Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Art, or Law) in a relevant field, an experience of at least 5 years. The age range is anticipated as 27 to 40.

The 1994 MEDCOAST Institute is limited to 18 participants from the Mediterranean and Black Sea countries. Therefore, it is expected that there will be a high level competition among the candidates for being selected. As a policy, "one participant from a country" rule, except for the host country, will be observed as much as possible.

The applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee, which will choose the most eligible participants. A successful candidate who can not be accepted this year due to program limitation, will be given priority in the selection process for the 1995 Institute.


FINANCIAL AID & ACCOMMODATION

Each participant will be provided with financial support from the funds provided by the MED-CAMPUS Program of the European Community, to cover the most economical air fare to and from Ankara, travel to and from Bodrum during field investigations, accommodations and meals, program costs, and social activities.

Accommodation in Ankara will be in double occupancy rooms of the modern university hostel. During the field investigations, members of the faculty and the participants will be accommodated on board the boats.


SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

The Network MEDCOAST activities, including the 1994 MEDCOAST Institute, are financially sponsored 60 % by the MED-CAMPUS Program of the European Community.

The remaining 40 % is covered by the following participating institutes:

  • Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • University of Genoa and ICCOPS, Genoa, Italy.
  • Delft Hydraulics, Delft and De Voorst, The Netherlands.
  • University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, The United Kingdom.

The following organizations have supported the MEDCOAST activities:

  • Mediterranean Action Plan, UNEP
  • GEF Black Sea Project Office
  • International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
  • Association EUROCOAST
  • European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC)
  • ICCOPS (Genoa, Italy)
  • MAREC (Barcelona, Spain)
  • The British Council
  • Turkish National Committee on Coastal Zone Management (KAY)


MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Middle East Technical University has been the leading institute in Turkey in the fields of coastal engineering since early 1960's, and in oceanography since mid 1970's. The interest in coastal zone management within the coastal engineering division, both in research and teaching, dates back about 10 years. Through the support of the MED-CAMPUS program, an interdisciplinary graduate curriculum in the field of coastal zone management is being developed. The graduate program, to be conducted completely in the English language, will be operational at B.Sci level in the next academic year starting with October 1994, and will be available to the international student body.



 

THE MEDCOAST INSTITUTE:

The MED-CAMPUS Certificate Program on Coastal Zone Management

21 August - 15 September 1994




The program of the MEDCOAST Institute consists of three parts:



 

(I)

Two-week long formal lectures by the

faculty on various topics related to

integrated coastal zone management in the

Mediterranean and the Black Sea, to be

held in the attractive campus of the

Middle East Technical University (METU)

in Ankara

(22 August - 2 September).



Some of the emphasized topics are:

  • CZM ISSUES AND PROBLEMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE BLACK SEA.

     

  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR ICZM.

     

  • PHYSICAL AND ECOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF COASTAL SYSTEMS.

     

  • COASTAL AND SEA RESOURCES, USES, AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES.

     

  • USE OF COASTAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY IN CZM.

     

  • COASTAL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS.

     

  • INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ARRANGEMENTS.

     

  • REVIEW OF PAST MAP ACTIVITIES AND THE MEDITERRANEAN AGENDA 21 EFFORTS.

     

  • INTRODUCTION TO GEF PROJECT AND THE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION FOR THE BLACK SEA.



 

(II)

An eight-days long field study trip on three

traditional wooden boats, named "gulet",

sailing along the coast of the Bodrum

Peninsula, and anchoring at locations of

significant coastal conservation and/or

development activities for observations and

interviews

(3 - 11 September).



 

(III)

A two-day long concluding workshop,

including a half-day long simulation game

on a scenario developed over observations

during the field study trip, and

presentations by the participants

(13 - 14 September).




FACULTY

The Institute faculty include, but not limited to, the following well-known experts from the universities and institutes which cooperate in the Network MEDCOAST:

 

Dr. Frank van der Meulen
University of Amsterdam

Prof. Erdal Özhan
Middle East Technical University

Prof. Adalberto Vallega
University of Genoa & ICCOPS

Mr. Jentje van der Weide
Delft Hydraulics

Prof. Allan T. Williams
University of Glamorgan

Prof. Aysen Ergin
Middle East Technical University

In addition, experts from the Mediterranean Action Plan and the GEF Black Sea Project will be invited as guest lecturers, for introducing these important international efforts towards coastal and sea management. Other guest speakers from Turkish state agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations will be invited to participate in selected sessions.



 

ACADEMIC DEGREE AWARDED


The MEDCOAST Institute will award a

MED-CAMPUS DIPLOMA in Coastal Zone
Management to participants who

successfully complete the course work, field
investigations, and the final workshop.




PARTICIPANTS

The MEDCOAST Institute is designed for:

  • Professionals who hold mid-managerial positions in government departments and who are responsible for planning and execution of programs or projects on coastal and sea issues.

The next priorities will be given in decreasing 2order to program managers in:

  • Municipalities;
  • Non-governmental environmental organizations;
  • Universities.

The participants are required to have

  • a basic university degree (Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Art, or Law) in a relevant field; and
  • an experience of at least 5 years

The age range is anticipated as 27 to 40.



 

The 1994 MEDCOAST Institute is limited

to 18 participants from the Mediterranean

and Black Sea countries. Therefore, it is

expected that there will be a high level

competition among the candidates for being
selected. As a policy, "one participant from

a country" rule, except for the host country,

will be observed as much as possible.




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