Coastal Management Books

  • Beach and Dune Restoration

    This book analyzes the tradeoffs involved in restoring beaches and dunes on intensively developed coasts, the most effective approaches to use, and the ways to educate and involve stakeholders. It identifies restoration strategies that enhance natural processes and make coastal landforms more dynamic while maintaining their value for shore ...

  • Conflict Resolution in Coastal Zone Management

    In view of the importance of coastal areas to Baltic countries, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is a matter of prime concern. ICZM is also an important feature of the project Coastal Zone Management in the Baltic Sea Region (COASTMAN), undertaken in the context of the Interreg IIIB (Baltic Sea) Programme. These experiences are presented ...

  • Seagrasses and sand dunes

    Seagrass meadows and sand dunes are lesser known coastal ecosystems that are located landward from coral reefs and sometimes seaward from mangroves. (At other times mangroves lie between seagrasses and sand dunes.) These ecosystems are also important for coastal communities because of the services they provide and are critical components of a ...

  • Coral reefs

    Corals are a vital component of marine ecosystems. They provide food and protection for a huge variety of fish and marine life; are crucial to sustaining livelihoods among coastal populations; and a key mechanism for ensuring the protection of low-lying coastal areas. Despite their importance, the world’s coral reefs are being destroyed and ...

  • Oceans Governance in the Twenty-first Century

    Oceans Governance in the Twenty-first Century analyses the development of national, regional and international initiatives and arrangements directed towards governance of the world's seas and oceans.  The authors examine those factors that shape oceans governance, as well as the supports and constraints affecting policy development and ...

  • Integrated costal management law. Establishing and strengthening national legal frameworks for integrated coastal management (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesIntegrated coastal management (ICM) is widely accepted throughout the world as the best approach to dealing with coastal issues. The 1990s saw a proliferation of legislative reform processes worldwide. This aimed at supporting the implementation of ICM. Despite many international environmental treaties, declarations ...

  • Socio-economic indicators in integrated coastal zone and community-based fisheries management. Case studies from the Caribbean (En)

    FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis publication consist of case studies describing how socio-economic and demographic concerns are addressed in integrated coastal zone and community-based fisheries management in selected Caribbean countries - Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The results ...

  • The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide 2005-2006

    A new environmental movement is emerging to help combat threats to America's oceans and coasts, with hundreds of local and regional groups as well as dozens of national and international organizations being formed. The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide represents a comprehensive guide to this new 'Blue Movement.' This one-of-a-kind new ...

  • Coastal GTOS. Strategic design and phase 1 implementation plan. Global Terrestrial Observing System. (English)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThe complexity and intensity of human use of coastal ecosystems represent a challenge to earth observations. This document presents the strategy developed by a panel of scientific experts to establish a Coastal Module of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (C-GTOS) to meet this challenge. The ...

  • Guidelines on the collection of demographic and socio-economic information on fishing communities for use in coastal and aquatic resources management

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThese guidelines specify key indicators for the identification of demographic issues in coastal area management and for monitoring the impact of management measures on the socio-economic well-being of coastal and fishing communities. The guidelines also identify data sources and methods for the collection of ...

  • World Atlas of Seagrasses

    The purpose of the World Atlas of Seagrasses is to present a global synthesis of the distribution and status of seagrasses. Such synthesis are available for other coastal ecosystems and have been instrumental in creating awareness, driving clearer conservation and management efforts and focusing priorities at the international level. It is our ...

  • Planning and Management for Sustainable Coastal aquaculture Dev. (GESAMP No.68)

    This report should not be considered a simple tool box . The complexity of the issues, and the veriety of circumstances, precludes a standardised approach. Instead, the report provides realistic advise based on practical experience made in the field of planning of coastal aquaculture development and integrated coastal management throught the ...

  • The Ocean Engineering Handbook

    Compiled with the help of an internationally acclaimed panel of experts, the Ocean Engineering Handbook is the most complete reference available for professionals. It offers you comprehensive coverage of important areas of the theory and practice of oceanic/coastal engineering and technology. ...

  • Environmental status reports. Vol. 4 : Conservation status of the Danube Delta

    This report reviews the morphology, climate, geology; natural resources; coastal erosion; ornithological importance; fish and fisheries; institutional considerations; and ethnographic aspects of the Danube Delta. The volume also presents a summary of the socio-economic problems of the Danube Delta Biosphere ...

  • Marine fauna of Oman : cetaceans, turtles, seabirds and shallow water corals

    This volume presents the results of seven years of surveillance and monitoring of the marine fauna of Oman which was carried out during the development of a series of Coastal Zone Management Plans. The report provides an overview of the status of the different fauna groups and discusses the threats to their continued well-being, in particular a ...

  • Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management

    This book focuses on the potential impacts of global change on coastal environments in the Asia-Pacific region. The region is significant because phenomena such as the Asian Monsoon and the El Niño—Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena, affect the world climate; it has diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including the world largest areas of ...

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Coastal Management

    The coastal zone presents the interface between land and the ocean. Integrated management is required because more than 60 percent of the world's population lives in the coastal zone. This book presents a comprehensive treatment of integrated coastal management based on the sustainable development concept. It covers the a-biotic and biotic ...

  • Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling

    Since the computing revolution, modelling has become the most important way in which we further our knowledge about how the sea moves and how the processes in the sea operate. The coast and the continental shelf are two of the most important areas of the sea to understand. Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling is therefore very timely and ...

  • Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene

    In global coastal zones, the major fabric of goods and services for human welfare as well as global changes are extraordinarily visible. They are shaped by natural Earth systems processes on a planetary scale, which are reflected in a continuously adapting coastal environment. Now, in the 'Anthropocene', human society is a greater catalyst for ...

  • Mangroves and Halophytes

    Focusing on Venezuela and Mexico, this edited volume from the International Society of Halophyte Utilisation (ISHU) explores the environmental issues facing South and Central America's coastal ecosystems, and discusses the uses of mangrove species and other halophytes in addressing issues of both coastal pollution and upland soil salinisation.The ...

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