IOM > Objectives
The overall objective of IOM is to investigate the interactions between biological, chemical and physical aspects of coastal and ocean resources including a socio-economic perspective; with a view to establishing the level of sustainable utilization, and thereafter, stimulating the adoption of scientifically-based integrated coastal and ocean management plans. The objectives can be summarized as follows:
  • To provide information to decision makers in an integrated form by the evaluation and mapping of physical, geomorphological and biological resources, including societal features, in coastal and ocean areas;
  • To investigate the dynamic processes operating in coastal and ocean areas, including monitoring the impacts of climate change in the coastal ecosystems;
  • To formulate and promote integrated coastal and ocean management strategies with due attention to the risks to, and potential of, coastal and ocean resources and processes;
  • To increase awareness and develop expertise in integrated coastal and ocean resource management by education and training of coastal and ocean resources students, managers and users

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