Society and Natural Resources
This class will explore the complex interrelationships between coastal and marine natural resources and humans and communities. In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that the marine environment cannot be managed effectively without the cooperation and participation of resource user groups and coastal stakeholders. Co-management and Community-based management are two related, yet different approaches wherein cooperation and partnership are paramount and responsibility is shared, formally or informally between state and user groups and/or communities of place and interest. The focus of this course will be to critically examine the extent to which co-management and other alternative community-based strategies provide a viable approach to marine management. Studies of such efforts from around the world, in different social and cultural contexts, will be critically examined to determine costs and benefits, the opportunities for and barriers to their implementation, and the conditions necessary for the development of sustainable, community-based coastal management systems.
Application deadline for the whole master's program: April 15th for EU/EEA citizens and February 15th for citizens outside of the EU/EEA
Application deadline for only this course: please contact Martha Lilja Marthensdóttir Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)