THE MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 04:

The Seventh International Training Program on

Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean & the Black Sea

31 August - 14 September 2004, Dalyan - Aegean Coast, T U R K E Y

 

Questionnaire Results

 


PART: A MEDCOAST INSTITUTE


Question 1:

How do you rate each of the following aspects of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 04?
(Please circle one number in each row)
5= very successful 4= successful 3= average 2= unsuccessful 1=highly unsuccessful

Generally the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 04 program
4.5
Selection of the curriculum in particular to coastal management issues of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
4.2
Four-day long lectures by faculty members on topics related to integrated coastal management in general
4.3
One-week long field trip with boats along the coast from Marmaris to Fethiye (Ölü deniz)
4.7
Significance of visited sites in terms of conservation and/or development activities
4.4
Workshop after the field trip (presentations, group discussions)
4.2
Lecturers of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 04
4.5
Utilities and social activities
3.8
Organisation of local travels
4.3
The lecture notes and other documents provided in the course file
4.5


Question 2:

How long ideally should the MEDCOAST Institute last? 2.4 weeks

a) less than 1 week
b) 1-2 weeks
c) 2-3 weeks
d) 3-4 weeks
e) over 4 weeks

 


PART: B CONTENT OF THE PROGRAM


Question 3:

Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with inclusion of the following topics to the curriculum of the future MEDCOAST Institutes by circling the number or code which most closely reflects your opinion. If the statement does not apply to you (NA) circle 0.

5=Strongly Agree 4=Agree 3=Undecided 2=Disagree 1=Strongly Disagree

Introduction to MEDCOAST and MEDCOAST Institute 04
4.6
Concept and history of integrated coastal management
4.3
The coastal zone, physical features, coastal and marine uses
4.9
Fundamentals of coastal and marine ecosystemology
4.1
Modern Black Sea environmental problems
3.7
Specially protected coastal and marine areas
4.4
Coastal water quality management
4.3
Participants' presentations on national coastal management issues and practices
4.5
Coastal values, concerns and actions (national and regional perspective) (Group work)
4.1
The story of Dalyan: an interesting case of coastal management
4.3
Fieldwork in Köycegiz Lake and Dalyan Lagoon
4.6
Beach management guidelines
4.4
Novel beach management and environmental evaluation techniques
4.5
Management of the Mediterranean Wetlands and the experience of the MEDWETCOAST Project
4
Essential features of coastal management in Turkey
4.1
Remote sensing (RS) of coastal zones and marginal basins
3.9
Integrated marine and coastal GIS
4.6
Marmaris - Fethiye coast: introduction to the field studies
4.3
Natural history of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
4.2
Coastal litter - management aspects
4.4
Management of yacht tourism in Göcek Bays
3.9
Beach ratings and certification
4.3
Coastal forms
4.3
Team reasearch work during the boat trip
4.6
Coastal tourism
4.5
Biology and management of marine turtles in the Mediterranean
4.1
Coastal dunes: dynamics and management
4
Shoreline protection technology and practice
4.6
Participants' presentations of field study reports
4.7
Specially protected area management plan for Dalyan Specially Protected Area
4.7


 

PART: C QUALIFICATIONS OF THE TARGET GROUP


Question 4:

What are the most important qualifications to be considered when deciding on a candidate's eligibility for the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE?

5=the most important 4=important 3=average 2=not important 1=the least important

Educational background (minimum B.Sc. degree in a related field)
4.4
*** M.Sc. degree in a related field
4
*** Ph.D. in a related field
3.7
List of publications, if any
3.4
Previous business/employment experience
4.1
English proficiency
4.3
Age range
2.9
Basic managerial skills
3.6
Diversification of nationalities in the selected group of participants
4.4
Other (Selection of the participants by professional specializations)  


Question 5:

What must be the important target groups for participants?

5=the most important 4=important 3=average 2=not important 1=the least important

High level managers of Government agencies
3.9
Middle level managers of Government agencies
4.4
Employees of Government agencies
4.3
Local government managers
4.3
Local government employees
4
Non-Governmental Organization managers
3.8
Non-Governmental Organization employees
3.4
University academic staff
4.4
Research organization employees
4.3
Private sector people dealing with coastal development
3.6
Other (Diversity of backgrounds, PhD students)  


 

PART: D SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ASPECTS


Question 6:

What additional assistance could be useful to make the participants' stay more enjoyable?

In Dalyan:
¢ Informatics room / Internet (2 comments)
¢ Documentation on digital format open to be used during the course
¢ More free time for presentation preparation of field study reports (3 comments)
¢ More free time, at least two to three days (5 comments)
¢ Better scheduling of working and leisure time
¢ More facilities for work in the hotel (computer, bigger conference room etc.)
¢ Hotel located in the center
¢ The location or hotel could be chosen in a much more convenient location (Meeting hall, distance to town center, service etc.)
¢ To provide better conditions for lectures (better seminar room etc.)
¢ No computer in Keskin Hotel! It was too difficult to prepare the presentation. And also no internet connection. No time. No time, no computer, no Internet...
¢ Accommodation closer to the town or beach.
¢ My stay was absolutely enjoyable. Curtains in the shower would be useful, a tip for hotel management. Having easier internet access would be helpful.

During the field trip:
¢ Technical: Common elements to download digital information, tools to recharge batteries of electrical tools
¢ Social Cultural Aspects: Some lecture about Turkey and its people
¢ Group activities
¢ Longer field trip
¢ Facilities for work
¢ Groups should not be separated
¢ Some more time might be reserved to certain important spots. (Like Gocek Marina or Marmaris and Icmeler because in these places time spent was too limited.) The meetings with local authorities were useful but the importance could be discussed!
¢ Excellent, thank you!
¢ Publication materials and technical provisions
¢ No complaints at all. It would be good though to give some instructions to hose who are not used to sail about the use of facilities (e.g. toilets) to avoid problems
¢ Enjoyable and very educative. Super! Thank you!
¢ A better map
¢ More free time


Question 7:

How do you rate the following?

5=very satisfactory 4=satisfactory 3=average 2=unsatisfactory 1=highly unsatisfactory

The hotel accommodation in Dalyan
3.6
Seminar room and facilities provided
3
Meals in Dalyan
2.5
Off-curriculum (social, sports) activity potentials
3.2
Life on the boat
4.8
Accommodation on the boat
4.4
Meals on the boat
4.4
The choice of Dalyan as the site for the MEDCOAST Institute
4.5
The general atmosphere of the course during two weeks
4.8

 


PART: E PERSONAL DATA

1. Number of years you have worked for this company/organization? 4.6 years

2. Number of years of previous business or work experience? 4.8 years

3. Type of previous career experiences

a) academic field ++++++++
b) services +
c) public sector +++++++
d) private sector +++++
e) administration ++++++
f) other; NGO researcher +

 

PART: F OVERALL EVALUATION

1. Do you feel that the information, experience and training which you received in MEDCOAST Institute 04 changed your understanding and vision of Integrated Coastal Management?

  Yes definitely! Yes Neutral No For gods sake, no!
# of answers 11 8 1    

2. Do you feel that the information, experience and training which you received in MEDCOAST Institute 04 will be beneficial for your professional career?

  Yes definitely! Yes Neutral No For gods sake, no!
# of answers 13 6 1    

3. Would you recommend your friends to participate at this program in the future?

  Yes definitely! Yes Neutral No For gods sake, no!
# of answers 15 4 1    

 

Please use the below space for your general comments about your satisfactions or dissatisfactions from your participation at the MEDCOAST Institute 04.


"MEDCOAST Institute should be held in other countries which are part of the Mediterranean Sea. My suggestion? Next year, in Albania! We hope it to be realized! It was a great experience, thanks!"

"Excellent!"

"I am satisfied especially with the group of people I met."

"Thank you for all the participants and faculty! Everyone is so talented and active! Thank you especially Dr. Ozhan! The curriculum and the program is so perfect and valuable! I love MEDCOAST family! It is my honor that I am one of the MEDCOAST family now!"

"More data available could help us to understand the area we were studying. In general, the program is good but can be improved. Thanks."

"I am certainly satisfied. I found the lectures really interesting and they helped me to understand especially coastal and marine processes for which my knowledge was very limited. I would just suggest the introduction of small group exercises to assimilate better the information and to gain experience on discussing and reaching comprehension. The group work was especially interesting because of the different background and interest of each of us. Having the chance of discussing and learning on site of the complexity and conflicts help understanding the challenge of putting ICM into practice. Thanks!!!"
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

 

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