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Azores presentation

Presentation from Jo Debens' part of the Discover the World workshop at the Geographical Association with Simon Ross - using the Discover Geography website resources for the Azores.

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Azores presentation

  1. 1. Azores Jo Debens @geodebs
  3. 3. Furnas
  4. 4. Terra Nostra
  5. 5. Centrale Geothermico de Pico
  6. 6. Sete Cidades
  7. 7. Ferreria
  8. 8. Pico
  9. 9. Whaling
  10. 10. Vineyards
  11. 11. Gruta das Torres
  12. 12. Faial Botanical garden
  13. 13. Capelinhos
  14. 14. Review of the trip -
  15. 15. Teaching about the Azores…free resources
  16. 16. e.g. Resource 23 -Categorising card sort -Locating onto map / GIS -Holiday planning -Evaluating potential impact of each activity
  17. 17. e.g. from Resource 15 BACKGROUND Graciosa plans to be 100% renewable by the end of 2014. Corvo has traditionally been totally dependent on non-renewable energy and is aiming for 75% wind and solar energy. RELATIONAL: Use the weblinks to create an action plan for Corvo by learning what Graciosa has done. Analyse the info and make suggestions. Explain how sustainable the plan is. EXTENDED ABSTRACT: As above but also Use the weblinks to evaluate Graciosa’s plan – can 100% be achieved? Make a prediction about how successful Corvo may be. Reflect on what can be improved and make recommendations.
  18. 18. e.g. from Resource 25 Tourism trends BRONZE task: Draw a line graph to show the pattern of tourists travelling to the Azores as a whole. Describe and suggest reasons for the pattern of tourism. SILVER task: Compare the seasonality of tourism between islands. Create a chart to show this information & suggest possible reasons for why the pattern exists GOLD task: Represent the data from Figure 2 in a pie chart. Use Figure 3 to create a flow lines map (or even a proportional arrow map) showing origin of tourists. Describe & explain reasons for the pattern.
  19. 19. e.g. using Resource 24 • Whaling was banned in 1986 in the Azores • How do you think this had an impact on the local economy and society? • Which is more sustainable – whale watching or whaling? Why? Discuss.
  20. 20. Example general activities
  21. 21. What’s the connection? Beat the teacher.
  22. 22. How does this office control the future of Sao Miguel?
  23. 23. The same but different: what do Iceland and the Azores have in common, and what is distinctive?
  24. 24. Hotspots: Azores vs Iceland Why can you swim here… …but not here?
  25. 25. Tell me a story about the picture. It must include: a dramatic moment, a hero and a villain, and some ‘heavenly’ words.
  26. 26. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Important Not important Diamond 9
  27. 27. Decline of fishing Fishing was once the main income for the Azores but is in decline, loss of jobs Concerns about waste Increase in tourism will lead to an increase in waste and landfill areas Public transport Parts of the Azores have small roads and limited public transport. Congestion. Urbanisation Only 5% of Azores is urbanised, but increasing pressure to build & develop means resources imported Marine environment Whaling has now become whale watching. There is potential sea level rise in future. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve European Geopark status, Blue Flag beaches, etc. Renewable energy Geothermal, HEP & wind power contributed 55% of Sao Miguel’s energy 2013. Water management Eutrophication and mineral leaching into lakes. Invasive species. Social responsibility Poor pay and living conditions for construction workers in tourist developments.
  28. 28. Links to numeracy REGION 2002 2008 2011 % Variation 2002-2011 Portugal (all) 239903 273975 289107 +20.5% Algarve 94089 98724 102462 ? Azores 5388 8662 8871 ? Madeira 26853 28093 28500 ? Number of accommodation beds available. BRONZE task: Calculate the percentage variation for the regions between 2002-2011. Which region has increased the amount of accommodation most rapidly? SILVER task: Can you plot this information effectively onto a graph? What is the pattern shown? GOLD task: Can you create this graph in Google Earth? Or locate your own on an annotated map?
  29. 29. Describe the trend. Is developing the Azores for tourism sustainable? Use evidence to explain your answer. 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 2002 2008 2012 Number of tourists in Azores Number of tourists Linear (Number of tourists)
  30. 30. Where are we going? Use map evidence to describe the location of the Azores. How might this link to sustainable tourism?
  31. 31. Wordle
  32. 32. Tagxedo
  33. 33. Flickr stimulus
  34. 34. 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Link to sustainability S.E.E. Current land use Impacts on transport 3/5ths population live with Sao Miguel Azorean government view Refer to data 2 Refer to data Link to sustainability Local hotel owner Potential new jobs (tourism related) Young adults traditionally migrate out of rural areas to urban areas Local builders 3 Services (including health, shops, facilities) Brain drain of migrants to Portugal itself Link to sustainability Residents (NIMBIES) Geothermal power plant owner / workers Airline staff 4 Rural areas are largely quite traditional Impact of increased trekking / hiking on landscape Local farm owner Link to sustainability Refer to data Tourism accounted for 8% Azorean $GDP 2012 5 Unemployment rate was 14.9% in 2013 Decline of traditional work in fisheries / tea Potential impact on crime and safety Refer to data Link to sustainability President of Portugal 6 Better internet / 3G access in rural counties National economy Refer to data Natural habitats Urban Home Owners Link to sustainability
  36. 36. Scenario: You are an entrepreneur in the Azores. Portugal is in a recession but you have some options for how to invest your money. You want to ensure your investment is beneficial long-term. You are also under pressure from your family to maintain a quality social experience and natural environment. You must make a decision & justify your choice by linking to S.E.E. sustainability and considering viewpoints. Do you: Introduce a new mass tourism Volcano Tour programme including super-jeeps, helicopter rides, large hotels. Similar to Iceland. Develop eco-tourism shelters and encourage camping & hiking in wilderness areas rather than hotels. Do nothing. Return to your job on the mainland and wait for the economy to improve.
  37. 37. Improve your writing…with VCOP! MEDC LEDC rural urban physical features human features climate sustainability social economic environmental resident tourist government however likewise whereas even though on the other hand unlike contrasting to in addition to despite because so as to nevertheless although similarly Tourism in the Azores can be considered………………. Sustainability means that………………….. In order to be sustainable, the Azores’ tourism must……………………… The social/economic/environmental impacts of tourism include……… Tourism causes….however this is sustainable because…….. unctuation ocabulary onnectives peners
  38. 38. Google Earth Placemarks & tours
  39. 39. Pinterest boards
  40. 40. YOUR IDEAS? Over to you. Discuss. Plan. Share! Full resources from DtW CPD days: