MASC 434: Coastal Management


Introduction to the coastal zone and its resources. Principles of coastal zone management. Coastal profile of West Africa – ecosystems, current issues, socio-economic status, etc. Natural and anthropogenic impacts on the coastal zone. Case studies on erosion, biodiversity loss, ecotourism, pollution, fisheries degradation, and environmental impact assessment. Tools for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). Sectoral versus integrated management. Institutional re-arrangements and governance. Introduction to management plans. Ghana’s Oil spill response and contingency plan.