Sea - Innovation and Sustainability


The course provides a solid base for those wishing to acquire or develop knowledge in the field of Sustainable Management of Coastal Zones, enhancing the future development of an activity associated with economic sustainability of coastal areas, both on the environment, tourism, valuation of cities as centers of development in value-added services or in the economy or the sea.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

José Carlos Ribeiro Ferreira, Tomás Augusto Barros Ramos


Weekly - 3

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Not applied


Daniel S. Holland, James N. Sanchirico, Robert J. Johnston, Deepak Joglekar (2009) - Economic analysis for ecosystem-based management: applications to marine and coastal environments, RFF Press; 250 p.

Ehler, Charles; Fanny Douvere (2009) - Marine Spatial Planning: a step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management.  Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Man and the Biosphere Programme. Paris, UNESCO. 99 p.

European Union (2012) - Blue Growth Opportunities for marine and maritime sustainable growth, Publications Office of the European Union, 13p.

Garrison, Tom S. (2012) - Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science, Cengage Learning; 8 edition, 640p.

Gornitz, Vivien (2013)- Rising Seas: Past, Present, Future, Columbia University Press, 320p.

Green, David (2009) – Coastal Zone Management, ICE Publishing, 472p.

Noone, K. (2013). Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate: Sustainability and Economic Perspectives. Elsevier. 464 pp.

Teaching method

Available soon

Evaluation method

Available soon

Subject matter

I. Basic training

Environment and geophysical hydrodynamics.


Estuarine, coastal and oceanic processes.

Vulnerabilities and risks with coastal origin.

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Resources and economic activities.


II. Processes and methodologies –

Integrated Management of Coastal Zones.

Marine spatial planning.

Marine Protected Areas.

Maritime governance - capacity building and institutional networks.

Climate change and coastal protection.

Sustainability assessment and management in coastal and marine areas.


III. Economic activities

Fisheries and Aquaculture.



Renewable Energy.

Transport and port logistics.


Natural and cultural heritage.

Defence and national security.


IV. Seminary


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