Professor Mark Orams is a New Zealander who grew up on the coast and fell in love with the sea through his passion for sailing, surfing, diving, swimming, paddling and all things marine. He has been a life-long avid surfer, a professional yachtsman who has won the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, been part of an America’s Cup winning team for New Zealand, a multiple national and world champion, an Olympic coach and is now the father of two enthusiastic grommets. His academic career spans two decades and he has published over 80 refereed journal articles and book chapters, several books and has been at the forefront of the development of the coastal and marine recreation and tourism fields. He is currently the co-chair of the International Coastal and Marine Tourism Society (see www.coastalmarinetourism.org) , is on the International Steering Committee for the World Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, is a founding Editorial Board member for the journal Tourism in Marine Environments and the Editorial Board for the journal Coastal Management.
- Orams, M. B. (1997). Marine tourism: The marine resource management challenge of the 21st century. AMSA/NZMSS Integrated Approaches to Marine Science Joint Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Orams, M. B. (1999). Marine tourism: Development, impacts and management. London: Routledge Publishers.