Integrated Coastal Zone Management

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Integrated Coastal Zone Management

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course articulates some key issues in Integrated Coastal Management, particularly with reference to Pacific Island Countries. The coastal zone and its biophysical characteristics are introduced at the beginning together with the international framework for an integrated approach. These set the stage for the various processes and methods involved in integrated coastal management. The course outlines the principles and tools that give practical guidance to assist in the process. The course focuses on the interrelationships and interdependence between and among sectors, agencies, disciplines and levels of governance for complementarities, duplication and conflicts to enable the fostering of better cooperation and coordination to achieve the goals of integrated management and sustainable development.

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