Coastal Problems

Geomorphology, Ecology and Society at the Coast

Author: Heather Viles,Tom Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317859316

Category: Science

Page: 360

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As coastal populations burgeon, problems of erosion, pollution and coastal change are becoming ever more serious and necessitate scientifically informed management strategies. This authoritative new study discusses the causes of, and possible solutions to, some of the more pressing problems at the coast, against a background of the natural geomorphological and ecological workings of coastal environments. A holistic approach to the understanding of coastal problems is suggested, which integrates geomorphology, ecology and society through a consideration of the basic processes at work. Coastal problems are caused by both human and natural impacts, often working in conjunction with each other; thus drawing on their wide experience of temperate and tropical coasts the authors consider all types of coastal problems, ranging from those produced entirely naturally to those where the human impact dominates. Extensive use is made of case studies drawn from around the world, from beach erosion along the Nigerian coast to the recovery of the Vietnamese mangroves from war damage. A major theme of the book is that, given recent downgrading of predictions of future sea level rise, it is the distinctive geomorphological, ecological and societal aspects of each coast which are the vital factors. 'Coastal Problems' brings together material vital to any attempts to understand and manage our coasts and will be of interest to all those concerned with the environment and its management.

Geological Monitoring

Author: Rob Young,Lisa Norby

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813760321

Category: Science

Page: 305

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"Geologic Monitoring is a practical, nontechnical guide for land managers, educators, and the public that synthesizes representative methods for monitoring short-term and long-term change in geologic features and landscapes. A prestigious group of subject-matter experts has carefully selected methods for monitoring sand dunes, caves and karst, rivers, geothermal features, glaciers, nearshore marine features, beaches and marshes, paleontological resources, permafrost, seismic activity, slope movements, and volcanic features and processes. Each chapter has an overview of the resource; summarizes features that could be monitored; describes methods for monitoring each feature ranging from low-cost, low-technology methods (that could be used for school groups) to higher cost, detailed monitoring methods requiring a high level of expertise; and presents one or more targeted case studies."--Publisher's description.

Coastal Zones

Solutions for the 21st Century

Author: Juan Baztan,Omer Chouinard,Bethany Jorgensen,Paul Tett,Jean-Paul Vanderlinden,Liette Vasseur

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128027592

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21st Century bridges the gap between national and international efforts and the local needs for actions in communities where coastal zone challenges are faced daily. The solution-oriented approach covers issues of coastal zone management as well as responses to natural disasters. This work provides ideas on how to face the challenges, develop solutions, and localize management of common-pool resources. Coastal Zones targets academic stakeholders and coastal stakeholders who have local knowledge and experience but need a theoretical framework and a greater range of skills to make use of this experience. Represents the collaborative work of more than 200 coastal zone researchers from all continents Provides a transdisciplinary approach that draws on stakeholder knowledge as well as diverse disciplines in the natural and social sciences Provides a basis for the co-development of an effective understanding of social-ecological systems in the coastal zone

Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts

Author: Karl F. Nordstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521545761

Category: Science

Page: 338

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Volume on coastal management aimed at consulting engineers, research scientists, developers and students.

Gondwana to Greenhouse

Australian Environmental Geoscience

Author: V. A. Gostin

Publisher: Spotlight Poets

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental geology

Page: 356

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Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Author: Maurice Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038801

Category: Science

Page: 1213

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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

Conflict Resolution in Coastal Zone Management

Author: Walter Leal Filho,Nils Brandt

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 246

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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 in this book, which begins with an overview of the issue of conflict resolution in coastal zone management followed by a description of a set of administrative and legal processes and of case studies in the following regions: Hamburg (Germany), Haapsalu (Estonia), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Primorsk (Russia), Stockholm (Sweden) and Ventspils (Latvia). The third part presents information relating to the educational and training aspects of conflict resolution in ICZM. Thanks to its scope and trans-national dimension, this Handbook will be instrumental for organisations responsible for ICZM and will provide some inspiration towards initiatives that can be undertaken at the local level in order to better understand, and hopefully address, conflicts arising in coastal areas.

Coastal Dunes

Ecology and Conservation

Author: M. L. Martínez,Norbert P. Psuty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540740023

Category: Science

Page: 388

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In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers recommendations for future research, identifying relevant topics where detailed knowledge is still lacking. It also identifies management tools that will promote and maintain the rich diversity of the dune environments in the context of continuing coastal development.

Coastal Management in Australia

Author: Brian Caton

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 0980723035

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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"The coast is one of our most valuable assets but how is it being treated and what is being done to look after it? Coastal Management in Australia is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of this important subject. Interesting case studies are used to illustrate human impact on coastal processes as well as demonstrating the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. Coastal Management in Australia introduces the background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and illustrates these with 'real world' examples from the different states and territories. Since this book was first published yet another parliamentary inquiry has been added to some 30 years of national inquiries into coastal management, with further calls for national co-ordination. In addition, the Australian government has focused attention on the potential risks of climate change for the Australian coast. Both authors have national and international coastal expertise; significant academic teaching experience in coastal processes and coastal management; coastal planning and policy skills; and have extensive government expertise in coastal management"--Publisher's description.

Coastal Management

Global Challenges and Innovations

Author: R. R. Krishnamurthy,M.P. Jonathan,Seshachalam Srinivasalu,Bernhard Glaeser

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128104759

Category: Science

Page: 500

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Coastal Management: Global Challenges and Innovations focuses on the resulting problems faced by coastal areas in developing countries. Coastal management approaches must be constantly reexamined and updated for target groups including researchers, field practitioners, planners, and policy makers. This book gathers, compiles, and interprets the recent developments starting from paleo-coastal climatic conditions to present climatic conditions which influence the coastal resources. The chapters included in this book cover almost all aspects of coastal area management, including sustainability, coastal communities, Hazards, Ocean Currents and environmental monitoring. Contributions from a global pool of authors with a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines , making this an authoritative and compelling reference Presents the appropriate tools used in monitoring and controlling coastal management along innovative approaches towards community participation and implementation of bottom-up approaches Includes case studies from across the world, to allow for a thorough comparison of situations in both developing and developed countries

Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics

Author: Andrew D. Short

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 379

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A highly readable book on the nature of beaches, including the dynamics of the shoreface, surf, swash and backbeach, and globally at the regional variations in beach systems from the tropics to the poles. The beach and adjacent shoreface are the most dynamic part of the Earth's surface. They represent a narrow zone where waves, tides and winds continously interact, producing, wherever sediment is available, hundreds of thousands of kilometres of beach systems. Beaches are also the focus of intense pressure from users and developers, and for these reasons alone a knowledge of beach systems and their morphodynamics is critical to their sustainable management. This book is the first to: * provide an in-depth and holistic view of beach systems, looking both in detail at the different beach zones and globally at range of parameters influencing regional variation * examine the relationship between beaches and ancillary dune systems and includes chapters on beach ecology, safety, stratification and barrier evolution. The book is designed for use in the classroom and the office, being aimed at university level students and coastal professioanls.

The Coastal Environment

Toward Integrated Coastal and Marine Sanctuary Management

Author: Gary A. Klee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 281

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Unique in perspective, this first-of-its-kind book offers an introduction to coastal and marine sanctuary management -- the art and science of seeing the interrelationship between coastal land issues and adjacent marine sanctuary concerns. With a focus on understanding, monitoring, and managing these two related areas for their mutual benefit, it uses the U.S. National Marine Sanctuary program as a vehicle to discuss the physical nature of America's coasts, their environmental problems, and various other conservation strategies associated with the field of coastal resource management. Each major chapter is approximately 1/3 science, 1/3 policy, and 1/3 management. Looks at issues such as coastal hazards, coastal pollution, ocean dumping, offshore oil development and transport, and open space preservation and management. Explores the full range of social, cultural, legal, political, economic, and ethical aspects of coastal and marine sanctuary management. Emphasizes programs that are moving toward integrated coastal resource management. Discusses the pros and cons of various issues and gives specific recommendations for moving "from the problem" to a possible solution. Highlights The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary -- one of the newest and most extensive units in the Program, and the second largest sanctuary in the world. Links coastal resource management (traditionally "dryside" only) with ocean/sanctuary management (traditionally "wetside" only). Relates coastal issues to key concepts of traditional (folk) resource management as well as to modern-day U.S. environmental thought. Includes case studies for each of the problem issues. For anyone involved with a coastal environment, including those in government, education, parks and recreation, planning, management, etc.

Coastal Resource Management in the Wider Caribbean

Resilience, Adaptation, and Community Diversity

Author: Yvan Breton

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502236

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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This book presents an alternative look at existing coastal management initiatives in the Caribbean, focusing on the need to pay more attention to the local community. Emphasizing the great heterogeneity of Caribbean communities, the book shows how the diversity of ecosystems and cultures has generated a significant resilience and capacity to adapt, in which the notion of community itself has to be re-examined. The concluding chapter presents lessons learned and a series of practical recommendations for decision-makers."

Beach Management

Author: Eric C. F. Bird

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

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This work provides the geomorphological and ecological background on beaches in terms of how they are utilized and managed. Topics covered include the origins of beaches, the processes at work on them, the causes of beach erosion and accretion and the empl

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas

Author: Tomas Tomascik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198501862

Category: Coral reefs and islands

Page: 746

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Located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and between the Asian and Australian continents, the seas of the Indonesian Archipelago have a significant role in global weather patterns and oceanic circulation. The dynamic interplay between geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes, past and present, has given rise to one of the most diverse marine regions on the planet. Using maps and numerous illustrations, This text describes the complex coastal and marine ecosystems of the region in detail. Discussion of development, resource use and ecologically sustainable management plans is also incorporated.

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123965381

Category: Nature

Page: 592

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Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

Author: David Cuff,Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 684

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In recent years, global change has become increasingly important in technological, ecological and political spheres. This companion examines the environmental events of recent times, and investigates long-term trends as well as broader issues of global change.