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Coastal Zone Management contains a comprehensive collection of technical papers on each of the key areas of major relevance in the subject.
Topics covered include coastal planning and its related legal problems, as well as management issues, such as the prioritisation of needs and risks and the economic appraisal of coastal initiatives. Further chapters consider techniques for data handling and the computer modelling of marine systems and the coastal environment.
Each chapter is written in an accessible, readable style, containing case studies and examples from around the world which illustrate the principles and topical issues covered and emphasise the practical aspect of this discipline.
With extensive coverage of both theory and practice, written by an international group of experts, Coastal Zone Management will be of considerable interest to coastal engineers, managers, and coastal practitioners in local authorities, as well as students and researchers from undergraduate level upwards studying coastal and marine resource management or Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
- Comprehensive coverage of key issues in ICZM and marine spatial planning
- Many cutting edge research issues made accessible to non-specialists
- Provides an extensive list of further reading with each chapter
- Understanding changes in relative sea level and storminess: views from Earth and space
- The contribution of marine spatial planning to implementing integrated coastal zone management
- River catchment contributions to the coastal zone
- Defining coastal and marine boundaries
- Natural capital - valuing the coast
- Marine protected areas legislation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles
- Geomorphological models and their role in coastal management
- Modelling the coastal system
- Coastal and marine spatial data infrastructure
- Integrated coastal zone management progress and sustainability indicators
- Developing a practical method to estimate water-carrying capacity for surf schools in north Cornwall, southwest England
- Vulnerability assessment
- Marine and coastal education in a virtual environment: the potential of the virtual fieldtrip
- The role of voluntary coastal partnerships in ICZM
- The role of virtual reality (VR) in visualising the coast
- The urban coastline and waterfront development
- Coastal hazards and risk
- Postscript - an epilogue
David R. Green is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management (JCCPM).