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
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:
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:
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:
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:
Next priorities were given (in decreasing order) to:
For eligibility of acceptance to the Institute, the participants were required to have:
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:
The participation with respect to countries are given the following table in the next page:
Egypt ............................... 2
The distribution of participants according to their backgrounds, degrees and positions are indicated below:
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
Prof. Dr. Tetsuo YANAGI
Mr. Jentje van der Weide
Prof. Dr. Allan T. Williams
Dr. Vittorio Barale
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:
The observed environmental impacts were:
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.
5. CONCLUDING SESSION:
The conclusion of the whole program consisted: