12 October – 19 October 2014

Fethiye- Mediterranean Coast – Turkey


The first International Training Course on Coastal Water Quality Management will be organized under the leadership of Head of the Sea and Aquatic Sciences Application and Research Center, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. This course, which includes both lectures, laboratory exercises and boat trips, will be run by international faculty members and municipality staff.


Training Course will consist of three parts:

1) Two days long in-class training, including lectures by the international faculty members on various topics related to Coastal Water Quality Management and group exercises at water quality laboratory in Fethiye (13-14 October).

2) Three days, study trip and field observations on a traditional wooden boat sailing along the coasts and bays of Fethiye and anchoring at locations of significant coastal conservation and/or development activities for observations, applied research and interviews with various actors and stakeholders of coastal management. A number of lectures will also be delivered on the boat.(15-17 October)

3) One day long with hands-on training, including lectures by the faculty members on topics relevant to the field trips, presentations by the participants on their field work, group discussion sessions and exercises in the pleasant hotel in Fethiye (17 – 19 October).



*Coastal water quality issues in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

*Physical and ecological description of coastal systems, the ecosystem approach

*Coastal and marine water resources, uses and coastal development.

*Coastal and marine spatial planning effects on water quality

*Coastal tourism effects on water quality

*Beach management

*Coastal erosion and shoreline management

*Coastal water quality and litter

*Coastal water quality management tools

*Climate change and coastal management implications


PARTICIPANTS The highest priority target group for the participation are the undergraduate or graduate students from universities or research centers, professionals holding mid-managerial positions in their central or regional governments and being responsible for planning and execution of programs or projects on coastal and marine issues. Other groups are employees of coastal municipalities, non-governmental environmental organisations, international organizations, unions of coastal sectors, private sector. The maximum number of participants to be accepted is limited as thirty (30).


LANGUAGE The language of instruction is English. All participants must have good command of this language.






The fee for participation is 1500 Euro. The fee covers all costs of the training program including the course materials, full board accommodation for the hotel (all inclusive type), the three days-long field trip by boat, special events, local visits and national transportation from international airport Dalaman(Muğla) to Fethiye. Participants should bring funds for their other personal expenses. Medical insurance is not included. The international travel should be organised to and from Dalaman International Airport. The international flight expenses are not included in the program fee. Participation fee should be transferred to;


Gazi Universitesi Deniz ve Su Bilimleri Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi

Halkbank, Gazi Üniversitesi Şubesi (Ankara)

TR64 000 1200 1294 0000 6000 172


The receipt should be e-mailed to


APPLICATION: The last date for submitting an application is 15 September 2015. Since the maximum number of participants is limited as thirty, the first 30 applicants who paid their participation fees, will only be accepted.


More details about the Institute and the application procedure can be found in the web page: or can be obtained from Gazi University:


Facsimile: +90 312 2308434

Phone: +90 312 5823217


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