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  • Improving protection of coastal habitats

    Apartment blocks have sprung up across Southern Europe's coastlines in the last few decades, as tourists and residents alike vie for their patch of the shore. But as such human pressures increase, the expanse of unique natural habitats that Europe's coast holds are coming under increasing threat. A new framework suggests ways of categorising coastal habitats to allow them to be covered more ...

  • Predicting Coastal Changes on a Changing Planet

    Geoscientists are beginning to unravel the complex web of interactions among climate change and geological processes that alters coastlines on which a sizeable percentage of Earth's inhabitants live. As debates over sustainable coastal development heat up, a new publication from the Geological Society of America focuses on development of integrated predictive computer models of coastal change. ...

  • Sustainable tourism in Spanish coastal resorts

    The Spanish coast is a popular destination for tourists. A recent study has assessed the sustainability of tourism in these areas and the results can be used to guide future planning decisions. Sustainable tourism, as defined by the World Tourism Organisation1, has the aim of protecting natural, social and cultural resources to ensure these resources can meet the needs of current and future ...

  • Laser Safety Training from Coastal

    Virginia Beach, VA – Coastal Training Technologies announces the release of a new training program on the safe use of lasers in the workplace.Laser Safety: The Blink Of An Eye covers safe work practices, the various industrial and construction uses for lasers, the hazards lasers pose and the damage they can do if not used properly. This new program is based on the current American National ...

  • Coastal Energy Announces Operations Update

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/12/10 -- Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces an update of its operations in the Gulf of Thailand. Bua Ban The Bua Ban A-01, A-02 and A-05 wells have been completed using electric submersible pumps ("ESPs") and tied ...


    By Marketwire

  • Coastal Energy Announces Operations Update

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/10 -- Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces an update of its operations in the Gulf of Thailand. The Bua Ban A-06 well was drilled to a total depth of 7,584 feet TVD and encountered approximately 40 feet of net pay with 17.5% porosity ...


    By Marketwire

  • Pacific islands to map coastal hazards

    Pacific Island researchers will be trained in skills such as coastal hazard mapping as part of a programme to use science to make coastal communities safer and more resilient. The US$1.3-million programme is part of an expansion of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) into US-affiliated Pacific Islands, beginning next month (October) and led ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Coastal structures change marine ecosystems

    The urbanisation of coastal areas and introduction of man-made structures, such as jetties and seawalls, are changing marine environments. A new analysis highlights the impacts of these changes on marine plants and animals and suggests options to manage the detrimental effects. Many of the world's largest cities are in coastal zones and more than 75 per cent of people are expected to live within ...

  • Coastal Energy Announces Insider Transaction

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/10 -- Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces that it was notified today of the following transactions in the Company's common shares: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...


    By Marketwire

  • Predicting sediment flow in coastal vegetation

    Original story at MIT News Seagrass, kelp beds, mangroves, and other aquatic vegetation are often considered “ecosystem engineers” for their ability to essentially create their own habitats: ...

  • Xylem appoints UK Marine and Coastal Director

    Water monitoring specialist Xylem Analytics UK is pleased to announce the appointment of David Goldsmith as Director of Marine and Coastal Business. David has extensive experience in marine technologies, having worked closely with AADI for many years in the oceanographic sector. He will be responsible for bringing the YSI, SonTek and AADI brands together under the Xylem Analytics umbrella and ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Coastal Energy Schedules 2010 Annual General Meeting

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces that the 2010 Annual General Meeting of shareholders (the "AGM") will be held on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 10 AM (British Summer Time) at the offices of Strand Hanson Limited at 26 Mount Row, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Coastal cities to pay high price for climate change

    Global damage from flooding could cost coastal cities as much as US$1 trillion per year — and developing countries will be hardest hit, a study warns. According to the paper published today in Nature Climate Change, a "risk sensitive planning" strategy is needed to protect coastal cities, which are increasingly at risk because of climate change, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Coastal flooding: failing to adapt is not an option, says study

    Climate change will lead to an increased risk of flooding and huge economic losses if countries do not invest in appropriate adaptation measures, according to a new study. The research estimates the risks posed by flooding to cities around the world and the associated economic losses in 2005 and 2050, and suggests that flood protection must be increased to maintain the same level of risk to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coastal flooding: failing to adapt is not an option, says study

    Climate change will lead to an increased risk of flooding and huge economic losses if countries do not invest in appropriate adaptation measures, according to a new study. The research estimates the risks posed by flooding to cities around the world and the associated economic losses in 2005 and 2050, and suggests that flood protection must be increased to maintain the same level of risk to ...

  • Coastal flood risk for parts of England this weekend

    High winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding along coastal areas of England this weekend, the Environment Agency warned today. Areas at risk on Saturday and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire as gales and big waves combine to cause possible overtopping of flood defences and sea walls, property flooding ...

  • Mobile GIS for coastal ecology and Wetland investigation

    SuperGeo Technologies develops a mobile GIS application for investigating the ecological environment in Hsiang-Shan Wetland, Taiwan. Using the collected data, analysts can effectively predict the impacts on the environment from economical development and meanwhile monitor the carrying capacity of development. Hsiang-Shan Wetland is ...

  • Coastal Energy Announces Annual General Meeting Results

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/22/10 -- Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, is pleased to announce that at the AGM of the Company, held earlier today, all resolutions put to shareholders at the meeting were duly passed. Additional information, including ...


    By Marketwire

  • Managing the twin risks of flooding and erosion in coastal areas

    Coastal areas are naturally at risk from erosion and flooding, but this risk is increased by the effects of climate change. A recent study has examined choices for regulators and coastline managers and suggests that successful management in high risk areas needs a fully integrated approach involving all stakeholders. Managing the interactions between the natural environment and socio-economic ...

  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

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