2015, XVII, 472 p. 153 illus., 120 illus. in color.
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Includes advances in environmental survey, monitoring, conservation
Introduces new approaches to coastal marine management
Highlights exploration and management of karst coasts
Shows new application of GIS to environmental management
Elucidates new methods of geo processing in various fields
This book deals with recent advances in coastal marine environmental management and governance. Various chapters consider new aspects of conservation, assessment of ecosystem health status, environmental survey and protection, frameworks of ocean service and governance, new applications of geoprocessing and GIS technology, beach management, aquaculture site selection, assessment of water quality (brine disposal and temperature dispersion from nuclear power plants), exploration and management of coastal karst, changing perceptions of dune management, advances in interpretation of sea-level indicators, and real time environmental monitoring. New advances in both environmental management and governance are of the utmost importance for sustaining critical coastal marine areas. Offering such a diverse collection of works from coastal scientists around the world, who discuss many techniques and methods at the forefront of management and governance, this publication will be of interest to coastal researchers, coastal zone managers, and regulatory agency personnel.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Coastal Karst - Coastal Management and Conservation - Geoprocessing and Environmental Management - Marine Environmental Management