in coastal regions and in small islands
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OBJECTIVES AND TERMS OF REFERENCE
The objective of
this project was to ensure that existing beach-monitoring programmes are
sustainable at the national level by providing capacity building and
institutional strengthening through:
supplying the necessary tools - installation of specially prepared software;
providing the necessary training to use the software to analyse and interpret the data;
awareness/planning workshops to highlight the information base and discuss
beach management issues.
The long-term objective was to ensure that the beach-monitoring activities (data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and data application) become completely self-sufficient (i.e. not requiring support from the COSALC project) in at least half of the countries/territories involved.
The terms of reference for the
project were as follows:
existing beach change databases to the format developed by UPR-SGCP
for errors and assess the data for quality control.
summary data tables.
converted and updated databases along with the new software (Beach Profile
Analysis) at the offices of the main
environmental counterpart agency.
sessions with individual staff on the use of the software to analyse the
data and determine beach change trends at particular sites. Ensure
competency with retrieving, updating and saving the database.
Assess training needs and develop and implement a training programme as follows:
one day workshop on database utilization for personnel involved in beach management; and
half-day session with personnel from physical planning offices.
and develop a manual for utilization of the database.
a final visit to assess progress, address problems that may exist and
provide any further assistance that may be required.
Undertake any additional tasks that may be
required to complete the assignment.
The project was divided into two phases. The first phase which ran from 1 October 1999 to 30 April 2000 focused on items a to e and g, while the remaining items were addressed in the second phase (1 May 2000 to 2 February 2001).