MECO PROJECT BASES FOR THE INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN SENSITIVE COASTAL ECOSYSTEM
 

METHODOLOGY and ONGOING  ACTIVITIES 
Task 3 SOCIO-ECONOMIC WORK PACKAGE 
 
 
Aim 
To monitor and assess socio-economic activities, with specific reference to tourism, on a sample of beaches in order to provide information to enable the correlation of activity and management  practices with biological activity and diversity 
Research Phases 

 Phase 1 

  •  Review literature; 
  •  Clarify spatial & temporal frameworks at sites; 
  •  Finalise research design and methodologies. 
 
 Phase 2 
  •  Carry out audits to establish baseline data on: 
 - Economic and developmental characteristics and activity; 
 - Socio-cultural characteristics, and values of coastal area; 
 - Human use of coastal resources and management; 
 - Tourism activity and management; 
  •   Familiarisation with wider coastal area. 
 
 Phase 3 
  •  Carry out stakeholder analysis; 
  •  Identify resource use conflicts and environmental impacts; 
  •  Identify constraints on, and potentials for, development; 
  •  Carry out market assessment for tourism development; 
  •  Consider need for comparative research. 
 Phase 4 
  •  Identify strategies for sustainable development 
  •  Produce range of indicators