Coastal and Nearshore Processes
An introduction to the basics
Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management
Coastal management has become increasingly important as different types of use compete for space and resources. Legislation at various levels is imposing compliance procedures on a range of sectors,
ranging from conservational zones to oil and gas pipelines.
- Sustainability is mentioned in almost every pronouncement by Government.
- The possibility of sea level rise has become a topic of public debate.
- Interest at all levels of society in the coastal zone has never been greater.
In response the University of Aberdeen has developed a course designed to provide an introduction to coastal and nearshore processes important in the management of such areas.
Aims and Benefits
The course aims to provide the basic principles that underpin all forms of coastal planning, management and sustainable use. Delegates will benefit by acquiring sufficient knowledge to understand the basic scientific principles which increasingly underlie the assessment and management of coastal and nearshore systems.
Many delegates will be well-qualified in either physical or biological science and the modular structure is therefore designed to move towards an appreciation of the totality and interactions between these artificially divided geological and biological systems. No short course can be equivalent to years of study and experience but it can identify the main issues and questions which need to be asked. Delegates will benefit by appreciating how sectoral developments can be integrated with other users of the same resource base.
Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for a range of professionals involved in the development, planning or management of coastal and nearshore areas, for example, local authority personnel,environmental consultants, environmental lawyers, environmental agencies, marine loss adjusters.
The course has been split into three distinct areas:
- Non-Biological Processes
- Biologically Mediated Processes
- Applications of Coastal Science to Contemporary Developments.
Each area will be covered by an intensive short course provided by the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management and Oceanlab, both within the University of Aberdeen. The modular structure has been designed in order to recognise prior experience and knowledge, and each module can stand alone, allowing delegates to opt for one, two or three modules. Each module consists of one and a half days plus an evening.
Fees (per person)
The charges are:
One module - £335.00
Three modules - £900.00
Fees include comprehensive course notes, lunch and refreshments. There is no VAT charge.
Delegates can attend one, two or all three modules of the course. A discount applies for organisations booking places on all three modules at the same time. Please note that it does not have to be the same delegate who attends each module. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
For more information please contact Fiona Barr, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire AB41 6AA
Tel:+44 (0)1224 274401 · Fax:+44 (0)1224 274402 Email: email@example.com
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