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Prof Anton Micallef
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Prof Anton Micallef, lecturer at the University of Malta, holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Plymouth, UK, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Air & Water Pollution Control (London), and a Ph.D. on Beach Management in the Maltese Islands (Swansea, Wales). Since 1989, he has headed a Council of Europe specialized centre (the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics – ICoD) pertaining to the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement. Dr. Micallef currently holds the position of Chairman of the Committee of Directors of Specialised Centres under this Agreement. He is also a faculty member of MedCoast Network (a Euro-Mediterranean network of scientists dedicated to coastal management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea) since 1994.  He is chairman and organizer of the International biennial Conference series on the Management of Coastal Recreational Resources since 2004, and was also Project Director of the ICSC - World Laboratory (Geneva) Malta Centre on Atmospheric and Ocean Modelling in the Mediterranean (1997 – 2005). Dr Micallef has authored/co-authored several publications and reports on coastal /beach management related issues, and has also coordinated several EU-funded projects addressing the coastal and marine environment.

Research Interests

  • Coastal geomorphology
  • Integrated Coastal Area Management
  • Beach management

Selected Publications

  • Micallef, A., 2008. Beach Management Plans for selected beaches in the Maltese Islands. A report produced for project MaSpi (Sustainable Management of Beach Resources in Malta and Sicily. A Project part-financed by the European Union Community initiative INTERREG IIIA Italy-Malta Cross-border Cooperation Programme. Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics, University of Malta. Pp 41.
  • Micallef, A. and Williams, A.T., 2009. Beach Management: Principles and Practice. EARTHSCAN Publishers, London, U.K.  Pp 240.
  • Ergin, A., Williams, A.T. and Micallef, A., 2006. Coastal Scenery Appreciation and Evaluation. (In): Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 22, No. 4. Pp 958 – 964.
  • Micallef, A., Vassallo, A. and Cassar, M., (eds.) 2006. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Management of Coastal Recreational Resources – Beaches, Yacht marinas and Ecotourism, Malta 25th – 27th Oct. 2006, Gozo, Malta. Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics, Foundation for International Studies, Valletta, Malta. ISBN: 99932-650-9-8. Pp 464.
  • Micallef, A. and Williams, A.T., 2005. Report to the Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre of the Mediterranean Action Plan (United Nations Environment Programme) on the Evaluation of Bathing Area Management in the Mediterranean. Pp 31.
  • Micallef, A., Williams, A.T., Radic, M. and Ergin, A., 2004. Application of a novel bathing area evaluation technique - A case study of Croatian island beaches. (In): World Leisure, 46: (4), 4 – 21.
  • Micallef, A. and  Williams, A.T., 2003. Application of Function Analysis to Bathing Areas in the Maltese Islands. (In):Journal of Coastal Conservation, 9: 147 – 158.
  • Micallef, A.S., Williams, A.T. and Cassar, M., (eds.), 2003. Towards Integrated Coastal Zone Management, with a special emphasis on the Mediterranean Sea. (In): Journal of Coastal Conservation; Special Feature Vol.9. Pp.1 – 96.
  • Blakemore, F., Williams, A.T., Coman, C., Micallef, A. and Unal, O., 2002. A comparison of Tourist Evaluation of Beaches in Malta, Romania and Turkey. (In): Journal of World Leisure, 2/2002. Pp 29 – 41.
  • Micallef, A., Williams, A.T. and Cassar, M., 2001. Environmental Risk Assessment: Application to Proposed Beach Nourishment in Malta. (In): Shore & Beach, Vol. 69, No. 3, July 2001. Pp. 13 – 17.

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