Friday 17. July 2009

Seminar on fisheries, tourism and community development

Appointment of the University Centre of the Westfjords and the University of Iceland, Research Centre of the Westfjords

Open to everybody interested.

Time and place: Tuesday the 21st of July, from 13-16, at the University Centre of the Westfjords

Language: English

The University Centre of the Wesfjords and the University of Iceland, Research Center of the Westfjords will hold a seminar on fisheries, tourism and community development with Dr. Marc L. Miller, a visiting scholar and professor from Seattle, along with local students and researchers. Part of the theme will be on the process when communities transform their way of living from traditional fisheries to tourism development but mainly the seminar will be in the form of informal discussions on the matters that concerns interaction between fisheries, tourism and community. These themes will be put into the local settings of the Westfjords.

The schedule for the seminar is the following:

1. Marc will share with the group his findings in regard to some of the issues concerning coastal tourism
2. The University of Iceland, Research Centre staff members and students will discuss some of their research conclusion and findings on tourism and local development in the Westfjords
3. Open discussion on the future of tourism and fisheries in the Westfjords.

Everybody are welcome and refreshments and small snack will be offered

Marc L. Miller

Marc is Professor in the School of Marine Studies and Adjunct Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington, USA). He has published widely on the topics of coastal tourism and recreation management, marine protected area management, fisheries management, integrated coastal zone management, and marine environmental ethics and aesthetics. In recent years, his work has taken him to the coasts of the United States, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, South Africa, the Philippines, the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Palau (Micronesia) and the Galapagos Islands.

Marc has co-edited three proceedings (1991, 1998, 2002) of the first three CMTs. In addition, he was an Associate Editor of Coastal Management from 1983 until 1993, and has served as an Associate Editor of the Sage Qualitative Research Methods Series since the series began in 1986. He also serves as the Research Commentary and Notes Editor of Tourism in Marine Environments and a Coordinating Editor for Annals of Tourism Research.