About CTR

 

 

Principal

President

Alex W. Adams, B.A., M.M.A

Managing Director and Founder

Seattle, WA

alex@coastaltourismresearch.com

Alex holds a B.A. in biology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington. Coastal Tourism Research projects combine Alex’s professional experiences as a mariner, wilderness and fishing guide in Alaska, and experiential educator with his academic interests in sustainable tourism development, tourism management, marine technology, and all things tourism-related in the coastal zone.

Alex holds a USCG 500 ton ocean master’s license and has spent over 2,500 days at sea aboard vessels of all types as crew, educator, scientist and engineer in the waters off both coasts of North America and Central America. He is an avid scuba diver, fly fisherman, and traveler. His experience leading tourists through the coastal zones of North America and the Caribbean brings essential first hand tourism experience to the management of Coastal Tourism Research LLC.

As an academic, Alex has published papers on the impacts of cruise ship tourism on small coastal communities as well as on using marine technology to develop new forms of ecotourism in marine environments. Alex is dedicated to helping those interested in  sustainable tourism achieve their goals through research, planning, and implementation guidance.

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Advisory Board

Amanda J. Barney, M.M.A.

Former Managing Director at Coastal Tourism Research, LLC
Marine Monitoring Initiative Manager, Ecotrust Canada

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James T. Carlton, PhD

Professor of Marine Sciences
Williams College, Massachusetts

Director, Williams-Mystic
The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport

Founding Editor, Biological Invasions

Editor/Author, The Light & Smith Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates from Central California to Oregon (2007)
University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

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David Fluharty, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Wakefield Professor of Ocean and Fishery Sciences

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Jake Haupert

Founder & Chief Escape Officer
EverGreen Escapes

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Marc L. Miller, PhD, Board Chair

Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Helen M. Rozwadowski, PhD

Coordinator of Maritime Studies and Associate Professor of History
University of Connecticut, Avery Point
Groton, Connecticut, CT

 

 Professional Experience

Alex W. Adams, B.A., M.M.A.


 Academic Expertise

Publications

Adams, Alex W. “Planning for Cruise Ship Resilience: An Approach to Managing Cruise Ship Impacts in Haines, Alaska.” Coastal Management 38.6 (2010A): 654-64. Print.

Adams, Alex W. “Exploring Business Opportunities in Marine Affairs: A Feasibility Study for Submersible Research Tourism.” Thesis. School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington, 2011. Seattle: University of Washington, 2011. Print.

Adams, Alex W. “Exploring Business Opportunities in Marine Affairs: A Feasibility Study for Submersible Research Tourism.” European Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Recreation, (in press). Print.

Conferences

December 2012: 3rd KMI-UW Joint Conference on Marine Policy. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

September 2012: Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2012 in Monterey, CA

August 2012: ECO-Net Summit; Education-Communication-Outreach. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

November 2011:  V International Tourism Congress: The Image and Sustainability of Tourist Destinations. Peniche, Portugal

December 2011: 2nd KMI-UW Joint Conference on Marine Policy. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Talks

October 17 & 22, 2013: Adams, Alex W. & Montanari, Michael A. “Coastal and Marine Tourism Governance: Balancing Development and Protection.” Guest Speakers, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Introduction to Marine Affairs: Human Dimensions of Global Change in the Marine Environment 500. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

February 27, 2012: Adams, Alex W. “Planning for Cruise Ship Resilience: A practical approach to managing cruise tourism.” Guest Speaker, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Integrated Assessment 501. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

November 24, 2011 Adams, Alex W. “Exploring Business Opportunities in Marine Affairs: A Feasibility Study for Submersible Research Tourism.” V International Tourism Congress: The Image and Sustainability of Tourist Destinations. Peniche, Portugal

February 25, 2011: Adams, Alex W. “Planning for Coastal Community Resilience: A practical approach to managing cruise ship tourism.” School of Forest Resources 2011 Graduate Student Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

February 2, 2011: Adams, Alex W. “Planning for Cruise Ship Resilience: A practical approach to managing cruise tourism.” Guest Speaker, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Integrated Assessment 501. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

 

 

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