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Integrated Coastal Management

Management strategy to achieve the sustainable development of coastal areas

Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) is a program that provides students with the management strategies and skill sets to achieve sustainable development in coastal areas. It focuses on a policy process that is information-driven, inclusive and adaptive. ICM is also designed to include the study of international marine resource regimes.

As an ICM student, you will gain experience in environmental and natural resource management and policy; environmental, coastal and ocean law; and environmental and marine resource economics.

Your coursework will be drawn from both the natural and social sciences and consider diverse aspects of natural systems across a range of spatial and temporal dimensions. You will explore approaches for integration of all levels of government (local, national and international) and, engagement of broad sets of representative stakeholders.

Related areas of study

  • Familiarity with fundamental concepts in physics, biology, chemistry, geology, and math
  • General knowledge of ecology and marine science

Learning outcomes

  • Management strategies that can help achieve the sustainable development in coastal areas
  • Understanding of policy processes and identification of the representative stakeholders affecting those processes
  • Understanding of the scientific basis to support coastal management strategies and policies
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