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Integrated Coastal Zone Management


Edited By: Erlend Moksness, Einar Dahl and Josianne Stottrup

342 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs


Hardback | Jun 2009 | #176057 | ISBN-13: 9781405139502
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The coastal waters around the world cover a small percentage of the global surface, yet are highly productive, sustain a high biodiversity and are utilised at some point in the life history of 75% of all marine fish species. There is a rapidly growing pressure from human activity on the coastal zone and evidence of increasing degradation of coastal habitats around the globe. The conservation of healthy and well functioning coastal ecosystems to continue to provide goods and services to humanity, calls for new sustainable management strategies that ensure the integration of diverse research-based information.

This important book comprises the proceedings of the International conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), held in Arendal, Norway in June 2007. The major themes of papers included in this book are: coastal habitats, impacts on coastal systems, ICZM, and coastal governance. Comprising a huge wealth of information, this timely and well edited volume is essential reading for all those involved in coastal zone management around the globe.

Contributors present knowledge and address issues relating to the sustainable management of human activities in the coastal zone. (Book News, December 2009)


Chapter 1: State of Fear or State of Oblivion? What coastal zones are telling us about global change and why we need integrated coastal and ocean management on a global scale. Section 1: Coastal habitats. Chapter 2: The challenge of establishing sustainable utilization of our coastal resources. Chapter 3: Evaluating the geomorphologic stability of an estuarine sandy beach. Chapter 4: Macro-algae habitat as fish nursery: evaluation of function as predation refuge. Chapter 5: Predictive probability modelling of marine habitats - a case study from the West coast of Norway. Section 2: Impacts on coastal systems. Chapter 6: EU Indicators to monitor the progress in ICZM. Chapter 7: The response of hyperbenthos and infauna to hypoxia in fjords along the Skagerrak: Estimating loss of biodiversity due to eutrophication. Chapter 8: Environmental characterisation in the Augusta harbour (Sicily, Italy) using benthic foraminifera: the effects of human impact on benthic environment. Chapter 9: Eco-friendly sustainable shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh: A way of minimizing coastal degradation. Chapter 10: Bioshields and ecological Restoration in Tsunami-affected areas in India. Chapter 11: The population density and urbanisation at the North-East of Baltic Sea, the time-spatial analysis. Section 3: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). Chapter 12: Future challenges in Environmental Policy relative to ICZM (keynote address). Chapter 13: Legal framework for integrated coastal zone management. Chapter 14: Lobster reserves in coastal Skagerrak - An integrated analysis of the implementation process. Chapter 15: Efficiency of Fishing Vessels Affected by a Marine Protected Area - The Case of Small-Scale Trawlers and the Marine Protected Area in Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam. Chapter 16: Socio-economic impacts of sea use change in the German North Sea: A scenario based assessment in the context of regional development. Chapter 17: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Guyana: development barriers, opportunities and recommendations. Chapter 18: Strategies for the beneficial use of dredged material in Japan. Section 4: Coastal governance. Chapter 19: Management or Governance, Environment or Ecosystem; What are the Differences and Does It Matter? (keynote address). Chapter 20: Assisting decision-makers in complex water issues - A case study: Rotterdam Mainport, The Netherlands. Chapter 21: Local coastal zone planning and stakeholder participation in Norway. Chapter 22: The Evolution of Governance Mechanisms for the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management Initiative. Chapter 23: Climate Change, Coastal Communities and Governance: Developing solutions for change, Australia. Chapter 24: Map of Coastal Zone Vulnerabilities to Wave Actions - Application to Aveiro District (Portugal). Chapter 25: Managing Coastal Vulnerability: New Solutions for Local Government

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Erlend Moksness is Research Director at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway Einar Dahl is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway Josianne Stottrup is Senior Scientist at the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research in Denmark

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