Understanding coastland as a geographic space where different processes, activities and functions occur, intertwine, support each other or come into conflict. Developing of critical thought aimed at coordination of activities and planning and possibilities of coastal management.
Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course:
Knowledge of the properties and dynamics of coastal waters and understanding of the oceans geoecologic role.
Knowledge of coast types and basic coastal natural processes.
Knowledge of the maritime law basics and the regimes of exploitation on the sea.
Understanding of the litoralisation processes.
Ability to interpret and discuss the historic and geographic role of the world ocean, especially in relation to globalisation processes.
Ability to interpret and discuss the need of ocean protection.
Ability of independent browsing and consulting of relevant literature.
Abilities and skills related to recognising of potential and actual conflicts of interest in coastland area and management possibilities.
1 Introduction, terminology.
2 The properties and dynamics of coastal waters.
3 Coast types.
4 and 5 Litoralization, coast as a living areas. Ecological aspects of litoralization.
6 and 7 Coast as a touristic resource.
8 Fishery and mariculture.
9 Off-shore mining.
10 and 11 Maritime affairs, world harbours, shipping.
12 Sea boundaries. Exclusive economic zones.
13 Strategic aspects of the world ocean.
14 and 15 Management of coast and coastal waters, examples from the World and from Croatia.
Seminar: written seminar paper on a given theme.