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Adaptation Planning



Course format On-site

Course Description:

The course examines challenges that coastal cities and towns may face in light of predicted future climatological changes, and strategies they can use to prepare for impacts that such changes may have. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential needs of vulnerable and resource constrained populations, and the ways in which local government and community-based activities can achieve equitable levels of climate-readiness.


Only for students in Coastal and Marine Management (MRM programme)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, a student:

  • has the ability to identify challenges that coastal cities, towns and remote regions are confronted with inlight of predicted future sea-level changes.
  • has the ability to indicate appropriate strategies for preparing for the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.
  • has demonstrated ability to critically evaluate scientific literature on the topic, including land use decision-making simulations and studio-group work on local planning projects.
  • has the ability to present findings through writing of scientific manuscripts related to specific topics.


ISCED Categories

Personal skills and communication
Policy and governance
Conservation and environmental management