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Phuket Marine Biological Center, PO Box 60, Phuket 83000, Thailand
19-24 January 1998
Organised by:
PO Box 60, Phuket 83000, THAILAND

Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management 
University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne 

National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, SINGAPORE 119260

The workshop will have a primary focus on Asia but be open to 
individuals from other parts of the world. The aim is to attract about 
100 participants and it is proposed to hold the workshop over 4 days 
with two additional days of excursions, one in the middle of the 
workshop and one at the end.

The international workshop will be focused around four themes. The 
primary focus of the workshop will be on "Rehabilitation of degraded 
coastal systems" and it is proposed to devote the first two days of 
the meeting to papers on this subject with a half-day workshop 
discussion in the last two days of the meeting. Three ancillary 
workshop sessions are also planned: 1) Impediments to the 
implementation of integrated coastal management and potential 
solutions, 2) Priorities for coastal management training and 3) 
Priorities for coastal management research. Initially a half-day will 
be allocated to each of these additional workshop sessions but these 
can be extended if required.

1.	Rehabilitation of degraded coastal systems
Papers are invited on the socio-economic and ecological impacts of 
degradation of coastal systems including mangroves, seagrass beds, 
coral reefs, salt marshes and dune systems and in particular on 
strategies (biological, engineering, socio-economic) to rehabilitate 
these systems or mitigate impacts.  Presentations dealing with these 
issues in an integrated coastal management context will be 
particularly welcome.

One goal of this theme of the workshop is to bring together key 
research on habitat restoration in a range of tropical habitats at one 
meeting to stimulate transfer of ideas from one area to another. 
Another is to evaluate critically the effectiveness of rehabilitation 
and to provide a summary of the state of the art in Asia.
There are a range of questions and critical issues which the workshop 
will seek to address. They include:
- How do the particular ecological parameters of impacted systems 
(e.g. dynamited reef, clear-cut mangrove forest, abandoned shrimp 
pond) affect what can be achieved in terms of restoration and the 
likely timescales of recovery?
- What are the precise objectives of restoration projects and what 
institutional, socio-political and economic factors should be taken 
into account when planning rehabilitation projects?
- How successful have restoration projects been and which techniques 
(scientific and management) have contributed to success? What lessons 
have been learnt from failures?
- What are the criteria (ecological, political, economic, social, 
legislative) against which success is / can be measured?
- Which functions of degraded coastal systems can feasibly be restored 
and which cannot?
- Is coastal habitat restoration cost-effective (or could funding 
devoted to rehabilitation be spent to greater benefit in other ways)? 
Is the perceived ability to rehabilitate/restore habitats in 
mitigation, increasing the threat to existing undegraded habitats?
Presentations dealing with these issues will be given preference by 
the organisers if there is competition for space.
Workshop participants should also note that there is a Special Issue 
of the international journal Marine Pollution Bulletin focusing on 
Rehabilitation of coastal systems which is scheduled for publication 
in late 1998 with a deadline for submission of manuscripts of 28 
February 1998. Papers will be peer reviewed internationally. 
Participants who may wish to submit their papers to this Special Issue 
may obtain the details and instructions to authors from Dr. Alasdar 
Edwards, CTCMS, or Dr. Beverly Goh, TMSI, upon request, or  via
2.	Impediments to the implementation of integrated coastal management 
and potential solutions (Session leaders: Prof. Peter Burbridge, 
Centre for Tropical Coastal Management Studies, University of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK;  Assoc. Prof. Suraphol Sudara, Marine Science 
Department, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND)
The Session Leaders will provide a discussion paper to stimulate 
debate. In addition a few papers are invited from those involved in 
attempting to implement (integrated) coastal management strategies. 
Papers should, where possible, use case-histories to highlight the key 
problems (eg. institutional, social, economic, lack of underpinning 
science, etc) which are hindering implementation of (integrated) 
coastal management plans.  It is envisaged that these presentations 
will provide the basis for the workshop session, which will seek 
potential solutions to the impediments highlighted by the case-
3.	Priorities  for coastal management training (Session leaders: Dr. 
Chua Thia-Eng, Coastal Management Center, Manila, PHILIPPINES; Dr. 
Alasdair Edwards, Centre for Tropical Coastal Management Studies, 
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Background:  To implement coastal management plans and to facilitate 
local training of coastal managers, personnel trained to varying 
levels of expertise are required.  Different forms of coastal 
management training will be appropriate to government officials, NGO 
personnel, environmental consultancy professionals, university or 
school teachers, community-based organisation extension workers, etc., 
depending on both their seniority and level of technical involvement 
in coastal management.
This workshop session will seek to build on earlier international 
workshops * and, taking the general principles developed in these, aims 
to identify specific coastal management training needs and the ways 
and means by which the individuals, partnerships, networks and 
institutions present at the Phuket meeting might collaborate to 
address these specific needs.

* UNDP/UNDOALOS (1994) Action plan for human resources development &
capacity building for the planning&management of coastal and marine areas
1993-1997. 58pp.
   Hay, JE and Chou Loke Ming (eds) (1993). Contributions to training in
coastal zone management in the Asia-Pacific region and report of the
first NETTLAP  resources development workshop for education and training
at tertiary level in  coastal zone management. UNEP/ROAP NETTLAP
Publication No. 7. 245 pp.
   Crawford, BR, Cobb JS and Chou Loke Ming (eds) (1995). Educating
coastal  managers: Proceedings from the Rhode Island Workshop. CRMP,
Coastal Resources  Center, URI and Center for the Environment, USAID. 184pp.
   GEF/UNDP/IMO (1996). Enhancing the success of integrated coastal 
management: good practices in the formulation, design and implementation
of  integrated coastal management initiatives.MPP-EAS Technical Report
No. 2, 32 pp.

To structure this workshop, an introduction by the Session Leaders 
will summarise the key outputs of the previous workshops. The workshop 
will seek to identify specific coastal management training needs in 
individual countries and outline proposals (or note actions taken) to 
address these needs.

4.	Priorities for coastal management research (Session leaders: Prof. 
Barbara Brown, Centre for Tropical Coastal Management Studies, 
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Assoc. Prof. Chou Loke Ming, 
Tropical Marine Science Initiative, National University of Singapore, 

Background: Much coastal research has been curiosity driven rather 
than coastal management problem led.  This often leads to a situation 
where scientific or socio-economic questions critical to developing a 
coastal management plan cannot be answered because the underpinning 
science or social or economic studies have not been done.  The lack of 
underpinning science is often the most difficult problem to solve as 
gathering the necessary data may be hugely expensive and take an 
inordinate amount of time.

This workshop session will seek to identify priority areas of coastal 
management where underpinning knowledge is sadly lacking and consider 
ways and means by which the individuals, partnerships, networks and 
institutions present at the Phuket workshop might collaborate to 
tackle these knowledge gaps.  To structure the workshop and initiate 
discussion, the Session Leaders will table a discussion paper 
highlighting instances where the absence of key scientific or other 
knowledge prevents sensible coastal management planning. The workshop 
will seek to expand on this by drawing upon the assembled expertise 
and experience from the region.


Registration forms for the workshop may be downloaded from the website:

Abstracts and manuscripts should be prepared following the 
instructions given below:

Please fax or e-mail (use ASCII text attachment) your abstracts to:

Workshop on the Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal Systems
Dr. Beverly Goh
Tropical Marine Science Initiative
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
FAX: +65 7749654	TEL: +65 7749652
E-mail: bgoh at

Deadline for submission of abstracts:		1 December 1997

Authors will be notified by 20 December 1997, if their papers have 
been accepted for presentation at the workshop.

It is intended that Proceedings of the International Workshop be 
published as a Special Issue of the Phuket Marine Biological Center 
Research Bulletin. Papers presented (and not intended for submission 
to Marine Pollution Bulletin) may be submitted for consideration for 
inclusion in the Special Issue but will be subject to peer review. 
Instructions to authors for the submission of manuscripts for the 
Proceedings are provided below:

Authors are advised to submit a computer disk (3.5" for PC) containing 
the final version of the their manuscript together with two hard 
copies with camera ready figures, to the PMBC organisers at the 
workshop. Please only use the software packages MS Word for Windows 
(version 6.0 or below) or WordPerfect for Windows (version 6.1 or 
below). Computer disks should be clearly labelled with the name of the 
author/s, title of paper, and software package used.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts:	 24 January 1998

1. Submission of manuscripts.  Papers should be sent to the Editor or 
Editorial Board of Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin.  
The submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply that the 
material is original and that no similar paper is being, or will be, 
submitted for publication elsewhere.  With guidance from external 
references, the Center will accept for publication research carried 
out at the Center, or in cooperation with the Center, or independent 
research carried out in Thai waters and adjacent areas.

2. Manuscripts.  Paper should be written in concise English with the 
minimum number of tables and illustrations.  Two copies of the 
typescript should be provided, double spaced on one side of quarto or 
A4 with a margin of 2.5 cm all round.  Manuscripts should not exceed 
15 pages (including tables, captions, footnotes and references). 
Please indicate the position of tables and illustrations in the margin 
of the text; tables and legends for illustrations should be typed 
separately at the end of the manuscript, words to be printed in 
italics should be underlined.  The first mention of the Latin name of 
a species should be followed by the authority.  If a new taxon is 
described, the institute in which the type material is deposited must 
be indicated, together with details of the registration assigned to 
it.  All linear measurements and weights should be in the metric 
scale.  A diskette with the manuscript, preferable in MS Word for 
Windows (version 6.0 or below) or WordPerfect for Windows (version 6.1 
or below) must be supplied in addition to paper copies.  Tables should 
be produced in Microsoft Excel (or Lotus 123).

The text should be arranged according to the following scheme:

(a) Title. The title of the paper should be kept as short as possible 
	and be followed by the author's name and institute.
(b) Abstract. The abstract should summarise the contents and 
	conclusions of the paper, point out new information in the paper
	and indicate the relevance of the work.
(c) Introduction
(d) Materials and Methods.
(e) Results.
(f) Discussion and Conclusions.
(g) Acknowledgements (if applicable)
(h) References. References should only be made to quotations previously 
	mentioned in the text.

References must be listed alphabetically. The sequence of citation 
should be as follows:

a) periodicals: Author's name, initials, year of publication, full 
title of paper, periodical (abbreviated according to the "World List 
of Scientific Periodicals" latest edition), volume, first and last 
Berry, P.F.  1973. The biology of the spiny lobster Panulirus delagoae 
(Barnard) off the coast of Natal, South Africa. Invest. rep. Oceanogr. 
Res. Inst. 31:1-27

b) book: Author's name, initials, year of publication, full title, 
publisher, place of publication, total number of pages.
Russell, F.S. & C.M. Yonge.  1928. The Sea. Frederick Warne, London. 
397 p.

c) Composite works or serials: Author's name, initials, year of 
publication, full title of paper, followed by In: editor(s), full 
title of publication, first and last pages, publisher, place of 

Fogg, G.E.  1964. Environmental conditions and the patterns of 
metabolism in algae. In: D.F. Jackson (ed.). 	Algae and Man, pp. 77-85. 
Plenum Press, New York.

Appendix (if applicable)

Tables. Tables must have brief legends, they should be numbered in 
Arabic numerals and typed on separate 	pages inserted immediately 
after the text page on which the Table is to appear. The place of 
insertion in the text should be marked in the margin.

Illustrations.  Figures must be in black ink.  No drawing should be so 
large that it must be reduced to less 	than one third of its original 
size.  The degree of reductions need not be inserted by the authors. 
Axes and graduation marks on graphs must be inked in.  Legends for 
figures must be typed on a separate sheet and not inserted on the 
actual illustrations. Figures drawn on tracing paper are acceptable.

Plates.  Photographic illustrations must be clear, well contrasted and 
presented on glossy paper, size not to exceed 155 x 190 mm.

3. Proofs and Reprints.  Proofs will be sent to the author and should 
be promptly  returned to the editor.  A total of 500 copies of each 
number of the Research Bulletin will be printed and the first author 
will receive 50 copies of reprints  free.   The author(s) can request 
additional  copies at the time the  manuscript is accepted for 
publication.  Charges for the extra copies will be borne by the 
authors and will vary according to the printing costs.

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