Coastal Zones

Coastal Zones
Author: Juan Baztan,Omer Chouinard,Bethany Jorgensen,Paul Tett,Jean-Paul Vanderlinden,Liette Vasseur
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0128027592
ISBN 13: 9780128027592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21st Century bridges the gap between national and international efforts and the local needs for actions in communities where coastal zone challenges are faced daily. The solution-oriented approach covers issues of coastal zone management as well as responses to natural disasters. This work provides ideas on how to face the challenges, develop solutions, and localize management of common-pool resources. Coastal Zones targets academic stakeholders and coastal stakeholders who have local knowledge and experience but need a theoretical framework and a greater range of skills to make use of this experience. Represents the collaborative work of more than 200 coastal zone researchers from all continents Provides a transdisciplinary approach that draws on stakeholder knowledge as well as diverse disciplines in the natural and social sciences Provides a basis for the co-development of an effective understanding of social-ecological systems in the coastal zone

Regulating Coastal Zones

Regulating Coastal Zones
Author: Rachelle Alterman,Cygal Pellach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0429779763
ISBN 13: 9780429779763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Regulating Coastal Zones addresses the knowledge gap concerning the legal and regulatory challenges of managing land in coastal zones across a broad range of political and socio-economic contexts. In recent years, coastal zone management has gained increasing attention from environmentalists, land use planners, and decision-makers across a broad spectrum of fields. Development pressures along coasts such as high-end tourism projects, luxury housing, ports, energy generation, military outposts, heavy industry, and large-scale enterprise compete with landscape preservation and threaten local history and culture. Leading experts present fifteen case studies among advanced-economy countries, selected to represent three groups of legal contexts: signatories to the 2008 Mediterranean ICZM Protocol, parties to the 2002 EU Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and the USA and Australia. This book is the first to address the legal-regulatory aspects of coastal land management from a systematic cross-national comparative perspective. By including both successful and less-effective strategies, it aims to inform professionals, graduate students, policy makers, and NGOs of the legal and socio-political challenges as well as the better practices from which others could learn.

Hydrodynamics of Coastal Zones

Hydrodynamics of Coastal Zones
Author: S.R. Massel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1989-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780080870861
ISBN 13: 0080870864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book discusses selected theoretical topics of coastal hydrodynamics, including basic principles and applications in coastal oceanography and coastal engineering. It is not intended as a handbook; the emphasis is placed on presentation of a number of basic problems, rather than giving detailed instructions for their application. The bulk of the material deals with surface waves. In the author's opinion there is still a strong need for a book on wave phenomena in the coastal waters, as general textbooks on sea surface dynamics focus most of their attention on the deep ocean. This book intends to fill this need by concentrating on the phenomena typical of the coastal zone. Based on lectures given at the Institute of Hydroengineering, Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk, the approach throughout is a combination of the theoretical and observational. A basic knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as the statistical and spectral analysis of time series, is assumed. The reader should also be familiar with fundamental hydrodynamic concepts. The book comprises nine chapters. Governing equations and conservation laws are treated in Chapter 1, using the variational principles. The theory of regular surface waves is covered in Chapters 2 to 4. The nonlinear effect of wave train modulation and their breaking of beaches is examined in Chapter 5. Chapters 6 and 7 focus on the statistical and spectral treatment of waves induced by wind. Current generation and circulation pattern are the subject of Chapter 8, while sea level variations are examined in Chapter 9. References for further reading are given at the end of each chapter.

Development in Coastal Zones and Disaster Management

Development in Coastal Zones and Disaster Management
Author: Amita Singh,R. Lalitha S. Fernando,Nivedita P. Haran
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2020-11-14
ISBN 10: 9811542945
ISBN 13: 9789811542947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the last two decades, coastal regions have relatively endured some of the fiercest oceanic and geophysical disasters than the earlier decades. Yet, disaster management governance fails to match the human, nonhuman and environmental calamity which is unfolding in its most frequent and unpredictable pattern. Between the Asian Tsunami of 2004 to the devastating Chennai and Kerala floods of 2018 the socio-industrial-livelihood impact alerts governments towards a greater and more serious compliance to laws for coastal conservation. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in 2018 had shocking statistics to share as the deaths and damages related to only Tsunami disaster at the coasts to 251,770 and US$280 billions respectively in the last 20 years (1998-2017) as compared to 998 and US$ 2.7 billion in the previous 20 years (1978-1997). Coastal conservation is no more a question of casual governance but has become a need for survival. The region of South Asia which ranks much higher in its vulnerability, weak resilience and relatively undersupplied governance structures ought to take this responsibility on a priority. The spirit of Hyogu Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Action suggests preparedness and resilience building as key approach areas in coastal governance. The book is incomparable in its holistic and transdisciplinary social science based approach to disaster management which links conservation of marine flora and fauna, ecosystems and land management with decision making processes and coastal regulations. These grass root findings from the subcontinent are substantiated by a section on the most powerful court battle on the Kerala Floods as a guideline for readers to discerningly identify an ‘Act of God’ often used as a veil to hide lack of preparedness, apathy and political greed. This book becomes indispensable reading for anyone involved in research, administration or any level of decision making for the mitigation and prevention of disasters.

Coastal Zones Ecosystem Services

Coastal Zones Ecosystem Services
Author: R. Kerry Turner,Marije Schaafsma
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN 10: 331917214X
ISBN 13: 9783319172149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book applies the ‘ecosystem services’ framework to coastal environments, showing how it could facilitate an adaptive management strategy. The contributors describe a decision support system (DSS) based on the 3 Ps – pluralism, pragmatism and precaution – that leads to a more flexible, ‘learn by doing’ approach to the stewardship of coastal environments. The book lays out a “Balance Sheets Approach” to formatting, interrogating and presenting data and findings. The opening chapter defines coastal zones, their characteristics and natural resources, and describes their complex and dynamic nature. The chapter shows that large-scale trends and pressures have led to a global loss of 50% of marshes, leading to significant declines in biodiversity and habitat. Part I presents a conceptual framework, describes natural science techniques for coastal and shelf modeling, and describes valuation of ecosystem services. Part II outlines practical ecosystem indicators for coastal and marine ecosystem services, reviews literature on valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services, explores scenarios, outlines marine and coastal ecosystem services data and offers tools for incorporating data into decision-making. PART III offers case studies including one linking the ecosystem services of Marine Protected Areas to benefits in human wellbeing; and another on valuing blue carbon captured by oceans and coastal ecosystems. Also included are a study of managed realignments and the English coastline and their value estimate transferability; and studies of the impact of jellyfish blooms on recreation in the UK and on fisheries in Italy.

GIS for Coastal Zone Management

GIS for Coastal Zone Management
Author: Darius Bartlett,Jennifer Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2004-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781420023428
ISBN 13: 142002342X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Increasingly used to analyze and manage marine and coastal zones, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for integrating and processing spatial information. These technologies are increasingly used in the management and analysis of the coastal zone. Supplying the guidance necessary to use these tools, GIS for Coastal

Coastal Zone Management Handbook

Coastal Zone Management Handbook
Author: John R. Clark
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 1351459953
ISBN 13: 9781351459952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Zone Management Handbook comprises the first complete manual on coastal resource planning and management technology. Written by an international consultant, this handbook reflects a global perspective on the natural resources, sensitivities, economics, development, productivity, and diversity of coastal zones. The emphasis is on tropical and subtropical coastal ecosystems, but the information is widely applicable. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of general concepts related to coastal regions, the book describes the strategic basis for coastal management, provides a set of working tools for management and planning activities, and presents case histories of management projects around the globe. Extensive references are provided for each management analysis, practice, technique, and solution. Coastal Zone Management Handbook is made up of four sections:

Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone

Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone
Author: Arthur P. Cracknell,E.S. Rowan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780750305631
ISBN 13: 0750305630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As people come to realize the importance of the environmental impact of human activities, the study of the coastal zone has become increasingly important. In addition, new environmental legislation at regional, national, and international levels will doubtless highlight the importance of a fuller understanding of the coastal areas. Together, these factors have led to substantial new requirements for the acquisition and monitoring of relevant environmental information and for a fuller understanding of the processes at work-work for which the use of remote sensing techniques is essential. To meet the requirements of this emerging discipline, Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone: Computer Modelling and Remote Sensing integrates basic physical processes with extensive information from remote sensing systems such as those on aircraft and spacecraft. It covers the physical processes that occur in the coastal zone, an area in which 60% of the world's population live. Written by international experts, the text provides a comprehensive, graduate-level introduction and overview that is suitable both for those entering the field and for those already working within it.

Coastal Zone Management

Coastal Zone Management
Author: Mu Ramkumar,Arthur James,David Menier,Kumaraswamy K
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-11-16
ISBN 10: 0128143517
ISBN 13: 9780128143513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues brings together a vast range of interdisciplinary data on coastal zones in a concise, yet exhaustive format that will be useful to students, researchers, and teachers. The book contains several focused sections, all of which include individual chapters written by subject experts with considerable experience in their fields of research. Each chapter presents the latest research and status of its focus, with a concluding endnote on future trends. Topics covered in the book include the sea level and climate changes, evolution of coastlines, land-use dynamics and coastal hazards mitigation and management. The global coast has faced the force of both climate hange and natural disasters, which continue to result in the loss of human life and degradation of quality of the coastal environment. Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues provides the latest developments and key strategies to tackle this in a single comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for scientists and researchers well-read on coastal zones, as well as those new to the subject. Presents a unique compilation of contributed chapters, including a focus on methodology, case studies, stategy, and policy, acting as a one-source reference for students, teachers, researchers and administrators. Discusses challenges at local levels in order to help interpret regional processes that have global ramifications. Provides a database for scientists working on research topics related to coastal zone management.

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Author: Erlend Moksness,Einar Dahl,Josianne Støttrup
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009-07-31
ISBN 10: 9781444316292
ISBN 13: 144431629X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal waters around the globe suffer from strain due to a widerange of human activities. The situation calls for a holisticapproach, combining expertise from nature and social science, toreach a balanced and sustainable development of the coastal zone. This important book comprises the proceedings of TheInternational Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management,which took place in Arendal, Norway between 11-14 June 2007. The main objective of the Symposium was to present currentknowledge and to address issues on advice and management related tothe coastal zone. The major themes of papers included in this bookare: Coastal habitats Impacts on coastal systems Integrated Coastal Zone Management Coastal governance Comprising a huge wealth of information, this timely and welledited volume is essential reading for all those involved incoastal zone management around the globe. All libraries in researchestablishments and universities where fisheries and aquaticsciences are studied and taught will need copies of this importantvolume on their shelves.

Estuaries and Coastal Zones in Times of Global Change

Estuaries and Coastal Zones in Times of Global Change
Author: Kim Dan Nguyen,Sylvain Guillou,Philippe Gourbesville,Jérôme Thiébot
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 843
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN 10: 981152081X
ISBN 13: 9789811520815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a collection of extended papers based on presentations given during the ICEC 2018 conference, held in Caen, France, in August 2018. It explores both the limitations and advantages of current models, and highlights the latest developments concerning new numerical schemes, high-performance computing, multi-physics and multi-scale methods, and better interaction with field or scale model data. Accordingly, it addresses the interests of practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, and engineers active in this field.

Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone

Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone
Author: Chad J. McGuire
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 1466559802
ISBN 13: 9781466559806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For as long as humans have been inhabiting coastal areas and recording what occurs in their environments, coastal zones have been defined through dynamic interactions. And this is further underlined by a more recent development: observed sea level rise. In a thorough but not overly technical approach, Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations provides a legal-policy framework for facing the challenges of sea level rise. The book includes an analysis of sea level rise adaptation strategies that examines the legal impacts of coastal land use decisions based on the current interpretation of private property rights in relation to public control over those rights. The author discusses the science behind sea level rise and highlights policy complexities and options. He then presents an overview of related legalities, and bringing it all together, applies the principles offered in the book, concluding with strategies and solutions and a perspective on the future. If we accept the premise that sea level rise is occurring and will continue for the foreseeable future, then we must begin to consider policy responses to this risk in coastal regions. Part of any pragmatic policy response must include a review of the options available to public institutions when developing and implementing rational adaptation policies. This book offers practical legal/policy approaches to sea level rise adaptation that promotes sound planning in the face of climate change and rising seas.

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability
Author: C. Patrick Heidkamp,John Morrissey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 0429873492
ISBN 13: 9780429873492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal zones represent a frontline in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges. Coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. This book aims to interrogate the multi- scalar complexities in creating a more sustainable coastal zone. Sustainability transitions are geographical processes, which happen in situated, particular places. However, much contemporary discussion of transition is either aspatial or based on implicit assumptions about spatial homogeneity. This book addresses these limitations through an examination of socio- technological transitions with an explicitly spatial focus in the context of the coastal zone. The book begins by focusing on theoretical understandings of transition processes specific to the coastal zone and includes detailed empirical case studies. The second half of the book appraises governance initiatives in coastal zones and their efficacy. The authors conclude with an implicit theme of social and environmental justice in coastal sustainability transitions. Research will be of interest to practitioners, academics and decision- makers active in the sphere of coastal sustainability. The multi- disciplinary nature encourages accessibility for individuals working in the fields of Economic Geography, Regional Development, Public Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies, Social Geography and Sociology.

Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments

Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments
Author: AL. Ramanathan,Prosun Bhattacharya,Thorsten Dittmar,B. Prasad,B. Neupane
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 9789048130689
ISBN 13: 9048130689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal areas face increasing pressures from land use change, developmental activities, shoreline erosion, biodiversity losses and natural calamities. This volume addresses these issues facilitating the integrated analysis of the sustainability of coastal zones. The contributors have tried to focus their respective works on the problems that need urgent attention relevant to present day issues. Coastal Zone Management and its sustainability strategy should safeguard ecological security of the coastal areas, avoid pollution as well as exploitation of living and non living aquatic resources, protecting also the agrarian community and avian population and other floral and faunal breeding grounds. Articles have been selected on the basis of sound scientific findings hoping that it will help in developing meaningful regulations for future sustainable coastal management zone.

Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene

Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene
Author: Christopher J. Crossland,Hartwig H. Kremer,Han J. Lindeboom,Janet I. Marshall Crossland,Martin D.A. Le Tissier
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN 10: 3540278516
ISBN 13: 9783540278511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book synthesizes knowledge of coastal and riverine material fluxes, biogeochemical processes and indications of change, both natural, and increasingly human-initiated. Here, the authors assess coastal flux in the past and present, and in future under the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the LOICZ II (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) Project.

Water Pollution Research

Water Pollution Research
Author: Communautés européennes. Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9782872630356
ISBN 13: 287263035X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Science in the Coastal Zone

Environmental Science in the Coastal Zone
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1994-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309049806
ISBN 13: 9780309049801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book assesses the dimensions of our scientific knowledge as it applies to environmental problems in the coastal zone. The volume contains 10 papers that cover different aspects of science, management, and public policy concerning the coastal zone. A consensus is presented on several key issues confronting science for developing a more holistic approach in managing this region's intense human activities and important natural resources.

Perspectives on Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Perspectives on Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Author: Wim Salomons,Kerry Turner,Luiz D. de Lacerda,S. Ramachandran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642601030
ISBN 13: 9783642601033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All coastal areas are facing a growing range of stresses and shocks, the scale of which now poses threats to the resilience of both human and environmental coastal systems. Responsible agencies are seeking better ways of managing the causes and consequences of the environmental change process in coastal zones. This volume discusses the basic principles underpinning a more integrated approach to coastal management and highlights the obstacles that may be met in practice in both developed and developing countries. Successful strategies will have to encompass all the elements of management, from planning and design through financing and implementation, as highlighted in this book.

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Author: Frank Ahlhorn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 3658170522
ISBN 13: 9783658170523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides an overview of the coordination of various requirements for coastal-zone use, offering examples and best practice. Although it focuses on European coastal zones, it also considers global and historical developments. Questions at the end of each chapter enable readers to test their understanding.

Integrated Management of Coastal Zones

Integrated Management of Coastal Zones
Author: John R. Clark,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007000167076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This report identifies governmental actions that can lead to effective management of coastal resources and strenghtening the national capacity for effective coastal resources management through Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). This is a system for controlling development and other human activities that effect the condition of economic resources and the quality of environment in coastal zones. The overall objective of ICZM is to provide for sustainable use of coastal natural resources and for maintenance of biodiversity. Environmentally planned development is reputed to add to economic and social prosperity of a coastal community in the long term. The orientation of the report is toward developing countries, particularly those of the coastal tropics. Fisheries productivity, increased tourism revenus, sustained mangrove forestry, and security from natrual hazard devastation are among the practical benefits of ICZM. ICZM incorporates modern principles of planning and resources management, intensive information bases an interdisciplinary processes. A major objective is to facilitate the interactions of different coastal economic sectors (e.g., shipping, agriculturte, fisheries) toward potimal socio-econopmic outcomes, including resolution of conflicts between sectors. ICZM may be initiated in response to a planning mandate but more often because of a crisis - a use conflict, a severe decline in a resource, or a devasting experience with natural hazards.