coastal management Articles

  • Coastal zones: achieving sustainable management

    Coastal zones are the link between land and the sea and are unique areas, highly diverse in species, habitats and ecosystems. They are environmentally sensitive and economically valuable, with ecosystems rich in biodiversity also providing benefits such as protection from the elements, food and opportunities for the generation of renewable energy. They are also extremely important to human ...

  • Stakeholder involvement for management of the coastal zone

    The European Union has taken the lead to promote the management of coastal systems. Management strategies are implemented by the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), as well as the recent Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive. Most EU directives have a strong focus on public participation; however, a recent review found that the actual ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Innovative Project for Hydrocarbons Contamination

    Baioni Crushing Plants, leader in the aggregate crushing sector has been operating for 40 years, have recently developed equipment and methods for environmental control. Several plants have already been supplied to third parties, now Baioni have full know-how of the technology and can ensure correct conception of the line based on the specifications of the soil to reclaim and can provide ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Integrated management of the coastal zone for the Gulf region

    The Gulf ecosystem is and has been under considerable stress, both naturally as well as due to anthropogenic activities associated with the exploitation of enormous oil and gas reserves in the region. This study focuses on developing and recommending an integrated strategic plan for the management of coastal resources in the Gulf region. An incremental approach has been recommended to minimise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood and Coastal Risk Management - Case Study England

    The Environment Agency is the principal flood risk management operating authority. It has the power (but not the legal obligation) to manage flood risk from designated main rivers and the sea. These functions in relation to other rivers (defined as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental management of coastal regions in the Caspian Sea

    Considering rapid population growth and migration, higher accumulation of communities is noticed in coastal areas. This is especially true with the coastal areas of the Caspian Sea. In the present investigation coastal areas between Jouybar to Behshahr region is selected for their special geographical and ecological locations. Further, adverse impacts of human, agriculture and industrial ...

  • Model Benchmarks For Coastal Lagoons

    To promote reliable, real-time management of coastal lagoons, increasingly sophisticated numerical models have been developed within the DITTY project (WP4). While models are diverse in design and scope, i.e. watershed, fluid-dynamics, biogeochemical, all have the same fundamental goal, i.e. to account realistically for the processes that drive the dynamic behaviour in coastal lagoons so that ...


  • Mangroves for coastal defence

    The role of mangroves in protecting our coasts against natural hazards such as storms, tsunamis and coastal erosion has been widely promoted. But the supposed coastal protection services of mangroves have also been subject to debate. The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International together with the University of Cambridge set out to map the current state of knowledge about the role of mangroves ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 10 messages for 2010 - coastal ecosystems

    Key messages: 1) As an interface between land and sea, European coastlines provide vital resources for wildlife, but also for the economy and human health and well-being. 2) Multiple pressures, including habitat loss and degradation, pollution, climate change and overexploitation of fish stocks, affect coastal ecosystems. 3) Coastal habitat types and species of Community interest are at risk in ...

  • Pilot projects and their diffusion: a case study of integrated coastal management in South Africa

    Pilot projects are policy instruments mainly applied to introduce or test new practices, concepts or technologies. Pilot projects can lead to a broader policy transition. However, the diffusion process associated with the pilot projects is not well understood. In this paper, we investigate the diffusion of pilot projects, focusing on the nature of the diffusion (the innovation itself, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A strategic decision support framework for integrated coastal zone management

    Given the apparent difficulties of making policy-relevant decisions in the context of the sustainable development of coastal zones, a tri-phasic framework is proposed, whose aim is to formalise the ICZM (integrated coastal zone management) decision-making process. This formalisation is meant to promote shared responsibility, accountability and transparency, hence the justifiability of actions. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: Some Cautions about Integrated Oceans and Coastal Management?

    The concept of integrated oceans and coastal management (IOCM) has evolved and strengthened over the last 30–40 years. Within the last decade this has resulted in significant developments at the international and domestic levels. In 1996 Canada adopted its Oceans Act; in 1998 Australia implemented its Oceans Policy; and in 2004 the United States Commission on Ocean Policy drew up An Ocean ...


  • Does economic valuation really influence coastal policy?

    Governments, corporations, and development agencies are increasingly interested in putting a dollar value on ecosystems in order to balance conservation and development needs, a concept known as ...

  • Sea Level Rise: Risk and Resilience in Coastal Cities

    Introduction One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps, as well as a smaller increase from expansion due to the higher temperature of the water itself.  Unlike some other predicted effects of climate change, this impact has already been observed for some time.  Indeed, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • The Changing Faces of Europe`s Coastal Areas

    Executive Summary This report provides information on the state of the environment in the coastal areas of Europe, and provides evidence of the need for a more integrated, long-term approach. Since 1995, concern about the state of Europe's coastline has led to a number of EU initiatives, which build on the concept of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM). ICZM attempts to balance the needs of ...

  • Threats and human influence on coastal ecosystem of Southern India

    Populations of the majority of fish species showed drastic reduction over the past five decades in west coast of India. We conducted an intensive study of Aghanashini estuary for water quality and fish diversity in west coast of India. Coastal ecosystems are impacted by many stressors and are continually subjected to threats from multiple stresses imposed mostly by human activities predominantly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling report. Coastal lagoon modelling: An integrated approach

    The objectives of the DITTY project are to develop scientific bases for sustainable development of Southern European lagoons taking into account all the activities that affect the aquatic environment. Five sites have been identified ranging from the Ria Formosa (Portugal) at the entry to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, to the Gulf of Gera (Greece) in the Aegean archipelago in the east and ...


  • Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean

    Executive Summary Tropical coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, and seagrasses—provide a range of valuable goods and services to people and economies across the Caribbean. These ecosystems contribute to tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection, and more. However, despite their importance, coastal ecosystems are under threat from numerous human ...

  • Modeling of coastal water contamination in Fortaleza (Northeastern Brazil)

    An important tool in environmental management projects and studies due to the complexity of environmental systems, environmental modeling makes it possible to integrate many variables and processes, thereby providing a dynamic view of systems. In this study the bacteriological quality of the coastal waters of Fortaleza (a state capital in Northeastern Brazil) was modeled considering multiple ...


    By IWA Publishing

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