Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


General Maritime Administration & Environment Protection


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Williamson, Hugh.


This dissertation focuses on the need to implement integrated coastal management for sustainable development in the region of Aqaba /Jordan, while proposing methods for^ doing so. At the beginning, the integrated management process is studied in detail, highlighting its role in creating a steady sustainable relationship between resources and their users in general. Aqaba is explored as a case-in-point. The reader is introduced to the region geographically, physically, climatically and with an overview of the development, population, and environmental effects. The economic and social development of the region is examined in detail and the various administrative offices in the area are defined, along with an explanation of their responsibilities. The effects of the various development on the environment are discussed at length. Ways and means of improving situation are suggested. In order to facilitate the choice of a suitable strategy, the various proposed plans for development in the region, are explored. A model is suggested, and methods for making it prompt and cost effective are elaborated. At the end, the previous chapters are summarized as conclusions of the study. Recommendations for future actions of the management system in the region, are enumerated.