Goh Pi Lee Beverly
tmsgohb at leonis.nus.sg
Thu Jun 12 05:11:47 EDT 1997
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED COASTAL
Phuket Marine Biological Center, PO Box 60, Phuket 83000, Thailand
19-24 January 1998
PHUKET MARINE BIOLOGICAL CENTER (PMBC)
PO Box 60, Phuket 83000, THAILAND
CENTRE FOR TROPICAL COASTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES (CTCMS)
Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management
University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, UNITED KINGDOM
TROPICAL MARINE SCIENCE INITIATIVE (TMSI)
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
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
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.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
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 pacific.net.sg
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.
(d) Materials and Methods.
(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.
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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