The continuing efforts of ASEAN countries to develop and implement their coastal area management (CAM) programs and to sustain smooth program operation for the long term have created the demand for coastal area planners and managers and related professional and technical staff. The urgent need for formal education and training to produce this new breed of experts was addressed by the Workshop on Coastal Area Management Education in the MEAN Region.
Coastal areas play a critical role in the economic and social development of tropical countries. The highly productive ecosystems found in these areas support a wide range of economic activities. Increasing populations and economic and social development place heavy demands on coastal resources, and often result in natural resource depletion, environ-mental degradation and conflicts over the use of these valuable resources. Coastal resources problems which stem largely from overexploi-tation are due- mainly to poor planning and management of resource use and allocation.
The Coastal Environmental Profile of Singapore is intended to serve the following purposes: 1)To provide policymakers and researchers with a ready source of information, including a detailed listing of source materials; 2) To describe the coastal changes that have taken place and to suggest factors that have brought about such changes; 3) To highlight the interrelations among the many aspects of coastal zone, including possible conflicts; 4) To raise issues relating to the management of the coastal zone with the intention that the zone be used more optimally; and 5)To eventually help formul
ASEAN-US Coastal Resources Management Project is intended to improve CRM expertise in the ASEAN region by training personnel and involving researchers and government employees in pilot field projects. A second goal is to strengthen the collaborative work among the ASEAN countries involved in coastal resources management project. This proceedings gives a summary of the workshop held in Indonesia in March 1988.
This article presents an overview of the project on Rehabilitation of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Tsunami-affected Coastal Communities in Aceh Province. Building on the research results from the recently completed projects detailed in the previous articles, this project shall synthesize information on coastal fishing communities and resources in order to develop site-specific management options to support rehabilitation of fisheries and aquaculture.
While the exploitation of its coastal resources have provided Singapore with great economic and social benefits, rapid changes and pollution have led to environmental problems. This study examines the issues and presents amanagement strategy that can be used by the appropriate agencies to improve the use of nation's limited coastalresources as well as to enhance the environmental quality of its coastal zone.
This contribution is the first part of a four-part series documenting the development of B:RUN, a software program which reads data for common spreadsheets and presents them as low-resolution maps of slates and processes. The program emerged from a need which arose during a project in Brunei Darussalam for a 'low level' approach for researchers to communicate findings as efficiently and expeditiously as possible. Part I provides a overview of the concept and design elements of B:RUN.
An executive summary of the basic issues and problems in coastal resources management (CRM), and of thegeneral recommendations for the improvement of overall planning and management for South Johore, Malaysia, is included in this plan. The first chapter is an introduction to Chapters 2 to 11, which are the individual management plans for the various sectors that utilize the coastal environment and also for major CRM problem areas. Thespecific guidelines recommended in these schemes are aimed at directing management in its quest for sustainablecoastal resources development or utilization, an
There are many similarities, and some differences, between community-based coastal resource management (CBCRM) and co-management. When CBCRM is considered an integral part of co-management, there is a new category of co-management which can be called community-based co-management. Community-based co-management is people-centered, community-oriented, resources-based and partnership-based. The implementation of community-based co-management has four components: resources management, community and economic development, capability building, and institutional support.
Taking off from the concept and methodology of rapid rural appraisal (RRA) and allied modes of research, the rapid appraisal of coastal environments (RACE) attempts to expedite the coastal zone planning process. The RACE adopts or modifies RRA techniques to fast-track the diagnosis of coastal issues, arrive quickly at the subject areas for more rigorous research and facilitate the formulation of the management plan.