Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMarilena Papageorgiou
Course ID600020134

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 50
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses844

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, students are expected: 1. to have acquired applied knowledge about theoretical and implementation issues of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and of integrated coastal zone management and the insular space. 2. to have developed skills and abilities to using planning and decision-making tools related to MSP. 3. to have become familiar with institutions related to the oceans and seas as well as with their policies and documents affecting the implementation of MSP.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main objective of the course is to provide insight into theoretical and practical issues related to maritime spatial planning (MSP), and integrated coastal zone management ICZM). At the theoretical level, lectures are designed to discuss: i) the peculiarities of the marine and coastal space, as well as the new and future trends in the use of the sea and its – living and non-living – resources, ii) the concepts and new approaches related to maritime spatial planning (eg EcAp, place-based approach), iii) the parameters to be considered when planning the marine space (e.g. the transboundary nature of the sea, climate change, natural and technological disasters, etc), iv) the land-sea interaction (LSI), putting emphasis on the interaction and complementarity between maritime spatial planning (MSP) and terrestrial spatial planning (TSP), v) management and planning issues related to Marine Protected Areas (MPPs) of natural and cultural importance and vi) Decision-making and mapping tools (eg Marxan, 3D mapping, multi-criteria analysis), as well as issues related to the adequacy, accessibility and organization of geospatial data. At the institutional level, the focus will be on: a) international policies, documents and Conventions (eg UNCLOS), b) the national (Greek) policy and legislation concerning the sea and MSP. At the practical level, the lectures are designed to discuss: i) international MSP experience (from other Mediterranean countries) and ii) national MSP practice (e.g. the existing National Spatial Plan for aquaculture, the spatial Plans for the National Marine Parks). Finally, special emphasis is put on concepts and methodologies related to the integrated coastal zone management (ICZM), including discussions on the international policy documents and tools, but also on the national legislation for the protection of the Greek coasts.
Maritime Spatial Planning, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Land-Sea Interaction
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment30
Written assigments40
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κυβέλου Στ. (επ.) (2016), Θαλάσσια Χωρικά Ζητήματα, Εκδόσεις Κριτική Βασενχόβεν Λ. (2017), Θαλάσσιος Χωροταξικός Σχεδιασμός, Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας – Παν. Εκδόσεις Κρήτης
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