Το διήμερο 5 & 6 Ιουνίου 2015 πραγματοποιήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 5th International Conference on Tourism στοξενοδοχείο Ledra Hotel.
Η ΑΕΛΙΑ Αειφόρος Μηχανική έλαβε μέρος στο συνέδριο μέσω του Βασίλη Ζησιμόπουλου και της Μαρίας Ζουριδάκη παρουσιάζοντας στο συνέδρους το καινοτόμο και πρωτοποριακό project COSTA NOSTRUM.
Το abstract της παρουσίασης παραθέτετε παρακάτω:
Proposed Certification Standard for the Sustainable Management and Development of Mediterranean Beaches
Coastal Zones are recognized of strategic importance to all Europeans and in general coastal is perceived as the land-sea interface. A land-use model is are the presentation of the interactions between different non-linear systems – biophysical and anthropic, that influence the dynamics of Land Use/Cover Change(LUCC).
This uniqueness, a result of the coexistence of land, sea, and air, accounts for the ecological and environmental sensitivity of all coastal zones. They are unfortunately under severe pressure leading to huge environmental impacts due to the intense and unregulated human intervention.
Although the beaches of the general Mediterranean region constituted and still constitute a part of its significant natural heritage, nothing has been done to support the sustainable development of these areas, which would ensure both the protection of the environment and natural resources and the general progress of the region.
This problem can be solved through the use of a pioneering and innovative tool: the certification standard for sustainable beach management and development called Costa Nostrum®(= our coast), applicable to all Mediterranean beaches.
At the same time, each beach has its own unique characteristics, needs, and requirements as well as its own specific capabilities in regard to service provision. Therefore, the proposed standard evaluates those services as well as the characteristics of the beach, and ranks it accordingly in one of four categories (only for organized beaches), while also contributing to the upgrade of the provided services.It should be emphasized that the use of the proposed indicators, principles, and steps will result in an objective and fair assessment of the standard, which would ensure the sustainable development of the beach.
Keywords: Sustainable Beach Management, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Indicators