Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


This report, prepared for the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant program, focused on developing a strategic plan for the development of the Coastal Training Institute (CTI) in Puerto Rico. The CTI is being created in response to the need for improved coastal management and sustainable development on the island. A market analysis was performed to determine environmental and managerial needs, compile available resources related to coastal management and to identify an appropriate structure for the CTI. Twenty-one interviews and a focus group were conducted as well as related case studies analyzed to gather this information. Our suggestions based upon the collected data were then submitted to Sea Grant in the form of a strategic plan to be used as a preliminary step in the formation of the CTI.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering