Ecotourism and Whale Watching Activities in ICZM: A worldwide case for sustainable managment
Course Numbers: CZMT - 0945 and MAMC - 4945
Whale-watching is one of the fastest growing tourism industries worldwide often viewed as sustainable, non-consumptive strategy for the benefits of cetacean conservation and the coastal communities. This course will focus upon: the historical aspects of Whale-Watching Activities (WWA) / Whale-Watching around the word, particularly in North America / the Blue Economy of WWA as an industry / conceptual modeling and decision-making systems for sustainable management / the role of Marine Protected Areas / the ecological impacts of navigation / governance, regulation, boaters and attitudes / the ecotourism experience / Research trends in WWA
acquire knowledge on a important worldwide issue as sustainable development for coastal communities
understand the complexity of the interactions between ecological, social and economical factors involved in WWA as an industry
examine current and future trends in WWA management and research
The Mission of the Oceanographic Center is to carry out innovative, basic and applied research and to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education in a broad range of marine science and related disciplines.