[Coral-List] Paper out - 50 days free download

martina m.milanese at studioassociatogaia.com
Wed Sep 14 16:56:54 EDT 2016

Dear all,

as an output of the ongoing EU-funded project "Green Bubbles RISE for 
sustainable diving", I'm pleased to announce the publication of the paper:

Scuba diving tourism systems and sustainability: Perceptions by the 
scuba diving industry in two Marine Protected Areas. Tourism Management 
(2017), pp. 385-403 DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.09.004

The paper will enjoy 50-days (until Nov 1st, 2016) free download at this 
link, courtesy of Elsevier: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TiLYxTbMbITH

Abstract: Scuba diving tourism encourages conservation, generates 
revenue, and supports local communities. Understanding its interactions 
with environmental, social, and economic factors is important in the 
context of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), where dynamics between role 
players are complex. This study provides insights into the problems 
affecting the sustainability of the scuba diving tourism industry in two 
MPAs in Italy and Mozambique. The interactions between the industry and 
environment, economy, non-monetary aspects, society, governance, and 
scientific community were investigated via question- naire surveys and 
interviews with 20 scuba diving operators. Operators felt the importance 
of scuba diving to themselves, MPAs, and resident communities, although 
they lamented limited support to the industry by other stakeholders. 
Recommendations to enhance sustainability include actions ranging from 
engagement in planning and management to education and social 
responsibility. However, the heterogeneity of issues perceived by the 
industry, reflected in differences between the case studies, calls for 
ad hoc measures.

Please let me thank Serena Lucrezi (corresponding author) for her 
incredibly focused attitude all along the way, from laying down field 
work until the final revisions of the proofs. My gratitude also to all 
other authors, it has been a pleasure (and it still is) working with you!


Dr Martina Milanese, PhD

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