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of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy!

We invite you to become acquainted with the broad range of activities in which the Center is engaged --from research to policy analysis to publications, to conferences and workshops. In recent years, much of our effort has been devoted to the analysis of concepts and practices of integrated coastal and ocean management at global, national, and sub-national levels. We define integrated coastal and ocean management (Cicin-Sain and Knecht, 1998) as follows:

    a continuous and dynamic process by which decisions are taken for the sustainable use, development, and protection of coastal and marine areas and resources. ICM acknowledges the interrelationships that exist among coastal and ocean uses and the environments they potentially affect, and is designed to overcome the fragmentation inherent in the sectoral management approach. ICM is multi-purpose oriented, it analyzes implications of development, conflicting uses, and interrelationships between physical processes and human activities, and it promotes linkages and harmonization among sectoral coastal and ocean activities.

As well, we have major projects in pioneering areas of marine policy --in such areas as defining policy issues in the emerging field of marine biotechnology, exploring government's role in insuring that coastal marine tourism is beneficial in maintaining healthy coastal communities, and assessing new methodologies for managing ecosystem health. We have a wide network of relations with other institutions around the world.


Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy
301 Robinson Hall, University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 USA
Phone: 1-302-831-8086; Fax: 1-302-831-3668
E-mail: bcs@udel.edu
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