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Beach management trends in Brazil: targeting social-ecological resilience

Grant number: 17/21797-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Status:Discontinued
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography
Principal Investigator:Alexander Turra
Grantee:Luciana Yokoyama Xavier
Home Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/03804-9 - Environmental governance of macrometropolis paulista in face of climate variability, AP.PFPMCG.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):19/13851-5 - Scaling down the SEs framework for beaches, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

Considering the importance of beach ecosystem, the benefits it provides and the current centrality of this issue in coastal management discussions, this research has the objective of (1) analyzing the trends of beach management in Brazil, considering its convergence/divergence with international practices and searching for elements to lead this management to the promotion of socio-ecological resilience, and (2) discuss, in collaboration with beach managers from the Macrometropolis Paulista, alternatives and best practices to management. The research is organized in four phases: the establishment of a theoretical-conceptual framework, based on a literature review of beach management processes/frameworks and their relation to socio-ecological resilience theory (Phase 1), the characterization of the Brazilian beach management scenario, by analyzing the existing political-institutional infrastructure and values (personal, professional and epistemological) related to management practices (Phase 2); the critical analysis of the national scenario in relation to the theoretical-conceptual framework (Phase 3); and the discussion with beach managers considering the findings of the previous phases (Phase 4). This project is based on new scientific paradigms that propose a greater democratization of science and its insertion in decision-making processes. It aims both to produce quality scientific information and serve society, promoting the means to apply its findings to management processes in a practical way, making them available to potential users. As a scientific advance, in addition to the review on practices and theories of beach management, it innovate by integrating the principles of socio-ecological resilience and the characterization of the management scenario for a young democracy, indicating its strengths and weaknesses. Besides, it contributes to a broader discussion of environmental management in the Macrometropolis Paulista, as part of the thematic project "Environmental Governance of the Macrometropolis Paulista in face of climatic variability". As advance in the application of knowledge, it proposes the translation of scientific findings to managers, in order to guide measures and actions for the improvement of beach management in search of socio-ecological resilience.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LUCIANA YOKOYAMA XAVIER; LEANDRA REGINA GONÇALVES; HELIO HERMÍNIO CHECON; GUILHERME CORTE; ALEXANDER TURRA. ARE WE MISSING THE BIGGER PICTURE? AN ANALYSIS OF HOW SCIENCE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO AN ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACH FOR BEACH MANAGEMENT ON THE SÃO PAULO MACROMETROPOLIS. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 23, p. -, 2020.
XAVIER, LUCIANA YOKOYAMA; JACOBI, PEDRO ROBERTO; TURRA, ALEXANDER. Local Agenda 21: Planning for the future, changing today. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY, v. 101, p. 7-15, NOV 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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