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Coastal Planning and Management: A Review of Earth Science Information Needs

By: Department of the Environment

197 pages, Figs, tabs

Department of the Environment / Department of Transport

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #54124 | ISBN: 0117531111
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About this book

The coastline is an important part of the country's natural heritage since it provides valuable scenery, plant and wildlife habitats, and geographical features. The coast also provides significant benefits of shelter and deep water for ports and harbours, breeding grounds for fish and shellfish, and opportunities for tourism and recreation. The developed coast has its share of dereliction and of land which will need to be re-developed in the forseeable future. This report addresses the technical earth science information on the physical environment needed to support decision making in the coastal zone, with particular reference to the earth science information needs at the various stages of the planning and development process. The report has relevance for a wider audience, by describing the key considerations that need to be addressed by all those with an interest or responsibility in coastal management.


The nature of coastal planning and management; information requirements for coastal planning and management; the physical management; methods and techniques for data acquisition; information needs - coastal lowlands; information needs - estuaries; information needs - sand dunes; information needs - coastal cliffs; management of earth science information; presentation and use of information in the planning and development process.

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