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Global Change and Baltic Coastal Zones

Series: Coastal Research Library, Vol. 1

Schernewski, Gerald, Hofstede, Jacobus, Neumann, Thomas (Eds.)

2011, XIV, 298 p.

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  • Climate change and socio-economic transformation processes, as well as their interaction, are considered
  • Beside risks, the book addresses the chances and opportunities presented by global change
  • The practitioners' perspective and their demands play an important role
  • Concrete adaptation examples and strategies are given

Climate change and ongoing transformation processes in economy and agriculture will have strong and multiple impacts in the Baltic region. In particular coastal zones face increasing hazards, e.g. due to sea level rise or changes in riverine nutrient loads and eutrophication. These changes also offer a wide range of new opportunities in the Baltic Region. Adaptation measures are needed but require a thorough and spatially differentiated understanding of underlying ecological, economic and social processes.

Sixteen contributions by authors from eight countries give a comprehensive overview of these changes, their consequences and practical challenges with focus on coastal zones. Beside risks, the chances and opportunities of changes for the region are addressed and adaptation examples and strategies are given. The practitioners’ perspective and their demands are integrated in the various contributions.

This book is of interest to a wide readership. Scientists and researchers in the fields of environmental and coastal science and management, global change, geosciences, geography, and social sciences as well as employees at NGOs and policy makers will find valuable information in this book.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Baltic Sea - Climate change - Coastal management

Related subjects » Aquatic Sciences - Climate Change Impact - Earth System Sciences - Environmental Management

Table of contents 

Global Change – The Scientific Background

Regionalisation of Climate Scenarios for the Western Baltic Sea
Ulf Gräwe and Hans Burchard

Climate Change Impacts on the Baltic Sea
Thomas Neumann and René Friedland

The CO2 System of the Baltic Sea: Biogeochemical Control and Impact of Anthropogenic CO2
Bernd Schneider

Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Waters of the Baltic Sea
Oda Störmer

Global Change Impacts on Agricultural Land Use in the German Baltic Sea Catchment Area
Claudia Heidecke, Peter Kreins, Roger Stonner and Horst Gömann

Sea-level Rise and Coastal Protection

Climate Change and the Need for Integrated Coastal Risk Management in the Baltic Sea
Jacobus Hofstede

Climate Change and Coastal Protection: Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast
Peter Fröhle, Christian Schlamkow, Norman Dreier and Knut Sommermeier

Natural Development and Human Activities on Saaremaa Island (Estonia) in the Context of Climate Change and Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Are Kont, Jaak Jaagus, Kaarel Orviku, Valdeko Palginõmm, Urve Ratas, Reimo Rivis, Ülo Suursaar and Hannes Tõnisson

Coastal Erosion along the Portuguese Northwest Coast due to Changing Sediment Discharges from Rivers and Climate Change
Francisco Taveira Pinto, Raquel Silva and Joaquim Pais Barbosa

Changes and Spatial Planning

A Spatial Development Strategy for Climate Change – The Western Pomerania Example
Roland Wenk and Holger Janßen

Applying Climate Change Adaptation in Spatial Planning Processes
Philipp Schmidt-Thomé and Johannes Klein

The Impact of Driving Forces and Protection Policies on Future Coastal Landscapes: A Case Study of Latvia
Kristina Veidemane

Adaptation to Changes

Adaptation of Urban Regions of the Baltic Sea Coast to Climate Change: Challenges and Approaches
Sonja Deppisch, Meike Albers and Julika Selinger

Adaptation to Climate Change: Viniculture and Tourism at the Baltic Coast
Gerald Schernewski

Emerging Climate Change Coastal Adaptation Strategies and Case Studies around the World
Grit Martinez, Livia Bizikova, Daniel Blobel and Rob Swart

Integrating the Common Fisheries Policy and the Marine Strategy for the Baltic. Discussion of Spatial and Temporal Scales in the Management and Adaptation to Changing Climate.
Tim O’Higgins and Eva Roth


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