THE MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12:

The Ninth International Training Workshop on

Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean & the Black Sea

25 September - 11 October 2012, Dalyan - Aegean Coast - Dalyan, T U R K E Y

 

 

MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 2012 FINAL REPORT

1. INTRODUCTION:

The goal of the MEDCOAST Initiative was to enhance scientific and professional collaboration of individuals and institutes (networking) in the Mediterranean and Black Sea countries or elsewhere for the purposes of:

  • Producing means to improve our understanding of physical and ecological processes taking place in the coastal and sea environment, and their interactions with human activities.
  • Facilitating the utilization of scientific knowledge and management tools in achieving integrated management of coastal and sea areas.
  • Complementing the existing efforts having similar goals, most notably those of the Mediterranean Action Plan.

The Network MEDCOAST aims to contribute to the rational use and protection of coastal and sea resources of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, by developing educational programs. The training program, organized by the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12, has the goal of giving educational programs to professionals and mid level managers. The brochure of the Institute is given in Annex 1. The Institute was developed at Mediterranean Coastal Foundation through collaboration of the institutions participating in the network.


1.2. The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12:

The Training Workshop on Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean-Black Sea under the Network MEDCOAST- was organized by the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12 and held between 25 September - 11 October 2012 in Dalyan-Muğla, Turkey. The program of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12 consisted of three parts:

  • Four days long in-class training by the faculty on various topics related to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The lectures were held at Dalyan, Muğla between 25 - 28 September, 2012.
  • A week long, hands-on study trip and field observations on three traditional wooden boats sailing along the Aegean coast from Marmaris to Fethiye (Olu Deniz) and anchoring at locations of significant coastal conservation and/or development activities for observations, applied research and interviews with various actors and stakeholders of coastal management. This field study trip took place between 29 September - 6 October, 2012.
  • A five-days long concluding workshop, discussion sections and presentations by the participants. This final part of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12 took place at Dalyan on 7-11 October, 2012.

 

1.3. The Program of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12:

The full program of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE is given in Annex 2.


1.4. The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE Faculty:

The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE Faculty include the following experts from the universities and institutes which cooperate in the Network MEDCOAST:

  • Prof. Dr. Erdal Özhan (Head)
    Mediterranean Coastal Foundation
  • Dr. Vittorio Barale
    Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
  • Mr. Jentje van der Weide
    Delft Hydraulics
  • Prof. Dr. Allan T. Williams
    University of Wales

In addition, experts from the EMECS and Kyushu University were invited as guest lecturers, for introducing these important international efforts towards coastal and sea management. Prof Dr. Tetsuo YANAGI from Kyushu University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics could join the Institute for the opening day and gave a very valuable two hour-long lecture.


1.5. The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE Participants:

The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE was designed for:

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

Next priorities were given (in decreasing order) to:

  • Municipalities,
  • Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations, and
  • Universities.

For eligibility of acceptance to the Institute, the participants were 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.

More than 35 applications were received by the Institute Secretariat and among these 19 participants from 10 countries were selected. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons the participants from Tunisia, India, and Jordan could not attend to the program. This reduced the number of participants of the Institute to 10 representing 5 countries. The list of participants from the MNC countries is given below:

 

  • Mr. Ali A. Deveci, Muğla-TURKEY
  • Dr. Akram Soliman, Alexandria-EGYPT
  • Ms. Aslı Sezer, Ankara-TURKEY
  • Ms. Eda Xhelili, Tirana-ALBANIA
  • Ms. Elif Kamanlıoğlu, Izmir-TURKEY
  • Ms. Elif Özgür Özbek, Antalya-TURKEY
  • Dr. Kateryna Stepanova, Odessa-UKRAINE
  • Dr. Sameh El Kafrawy, Cairo-EGYPT
  • Ms. Sinem Önder, Muğla-TURKEY
  • Ms. Zoi Konstantinou, Thessaloniki-GREECE

 

The participation with respect to countries are given the following table in the next page:

Albania   ................................1

Egypt     ............................... 2

Greece   ................................1

Turkiye   ................................5

Ukraine   ................................1

 

The distribution of participants according to their backgrounds, degrees and positions are indicated below:

  • Backgrounds:
    Engineering (3)
    Natural Sciences (6)
    Social Sciences (1)
  • Degrees:
    B. Eng., B.Sc., or B.A. (3)
    M.Eng., M.Sc., or M.A. (4)
    Ph.D. (3)
  • Positions:
    Government Agency (2)
    NGO(2)
    University/Research Org. (6)

     

The distribution of age among the participants was 23 to 43 years.

 

1.7. The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE Lecture Notes:

Each participant of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE received a set containing the lecture notes discussed during the two-weeks intensive training and references relevant to each lecture of the Faculty Members. The list of all documents distributed, grouped under the names of the Faculty Members are given below:

 

Prof. Dr. Erdal Özhan

  1. Introduction to MEDCOAST and MEDCOAST Institute
  2. History and Goals of ICM (Lecture Notes)
  3. Principles of ICM (Lecture Notes)
  4. The story of Marmaris to Fethiye coast
  5. The story of Dalyan: an interesting case of coastal management
  6. Regional efforts for ICM in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Lecture Notes)
  7. The ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean (Lecture Notes)
  8. The use of indicators in coastal management (Lecture Notes)

 

Prof. Dr. Tetsuo YANAGI

  1. Satoumi: A cultural approach for ICM (Lecture Notes) 
  2. A review of coastal management in Japan (Lecture Notes)
  3. Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Dokai Bay, Japan

 

Mr. Jentje van der Weide

  1. Fundamentals of coastal systems I (Lecture Notes)
  2. Fundamentals of coastal systems II (Lecture Notes)
  3. Coastal erosion and shoreline management (Lecture Notes)

 

Prof. Dr. Allan T. Williams

  1. Beach management (Lecture Notes)
  2. Beach ratings and certification (Lecture Notes)
  3. Beach management guidelines (Lecture Notes)
  4. Beach safety (Lecture Notes)
  5. Coastal litter - management aspects (Lecture Notes)

 

Dr. Vittorio Barale

  1. Natural history of the Med & Black Sea coastal regions and basins (Lecture Notes)
  2. Remote sensing techniques and GIS applications (Lecture Notes)
  3. Test cases using remote sensing and GIS in the Med & Black Sea (Lecture Notes)
  4. EU policies and legislation relevant to coastal and marine management I (Lecture Notes)
  5. EU policies and legislation relevant to coastal and marine management II (Lecture Notes)

 

1.8. Certificate

The MEDCOAST INSTITUTE awarded a certificate to all ten participants who successfully completed the course work, the field investigation, and the final workshop.

 

2. THE FORMAL LECTURES:

The intensive training of the MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 12 during the first week took place in Dalyan.

The questions and comments period regarding the information delivered took place right after the lectures. The longer discussions and some of the concepts lasted longer, some the whole afternoon. During these periods various issues regarding coastal zone management were discussed. In the first week presentations of participants on national coastal management issues and practices were discussed. This part of the course had the aim of informing the group about the coastal issues of each country and providing general information about the country itself (e.g. population, area, length of coasts, existing legislation on coasts, etc.). The participants, together with the faculty, had a chance to learn the CZM issues existing in many of the countries of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.


3. THE FIELD STUDY TRIP AROUND MARMARIS TO FETHIYE:

The program of the field study trip is given in Annex 3.

The following topics were discussed by the participants during the field trip:

  • Functions of nature
  • Valuing the coast
  • Water pollution - Water quality management
  • Beaches and beach management
  • Environmental impacts of yacht tourism
  • Role of municipalities in coastal management
  • Coastal tourism
  • Endangered species and their management
  • Coastal resources
  • Coastal use conflicts

The observed environmental impacts were:

  • aesthetic impact
  • water pollution
  • human activity increase on land
  • increased port traffic
  • anchor damage
  • habitat disturbance

 

4. DISCUSSION SESSION:

The aim of the concluding workshop was to re-evaluate the field study trip around the Marmaris-Fethiye coasts and, with respect to the issues shared by each participant, listen and discuss the realities of this area from coastal zone management point of view. Presentations of the five group on the subjects below in this respect, were very constructive. All of the participants were very well prepared on the specific topics assigned to them.

  • Coastal resources, planning and development
  • Environmental impacts of coastal development and anthropogenic activities, coastal use conflicts
  • Coastal tourism: threats and opportunities
  • Beaches and beach management
  • Coastal conservation and specially protected areas
     

5. CONCLUDING SESSION:

The conclusion of the whole program consisted:

  • Discussions on important resources, present usage and the problems of Köyceğiz - Dalyan SEPA
  • Suggestions for Management Plan for Köyceğiz - Dalyan SEPA

 

 

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