Environmental Science

Managing European Coasts

Past, Present and Future

Editors: Vermaat, J.E., Bouwer, L., Turner, R.K., Salomons, W. (Eds.)

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Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning and form an “edge for society” providing a significant contribution to the life support systems. Goods and services derived from coastal systems depend strongly on multiple transboundary interactions with the land, atmosphere, open ocean and sea bottom. Increasing demands on coastal resources driven by human habitation, food security, recreation and transportation accelerate the exploitation of the coastal landscape and water bodies. Many coastal areas and human activities are subject to increasing risks from natural and man-induced hazards such as flooding resulting from major changes in hydrology of river systems that has reached a global scale. Changes in the hydrological cycle coupled with changes in land and water management alter fluxes of materials transmitted from river catchments to the coastal zone, which have a major effect on coastal ecosystems. The increasing complexity of underlying processes and forcing functions that drive changes on coastal systems are witnessed at a multiplicity of temporal and spatial scales.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • ELOISE research and the implementation of EU policy in the coastal zone

    Ledoux, Laure (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Land-ocean fluxes and coastal ecosystems — a guided tour of ELOISE results

    Herman, Peter M.J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-58

  • Defining a good ecological status of coastal waters — a case study for the Elbe plume

    Windhorst, Wilhelm (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

  • Bathing water quality

    Georgiou, Stavros

    Pages 75-101

  • Establishing coastal and marine reserves — with the emphasis on fisheries

    Lindeboom, Han (et al.)

    Pages 103-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing European Coasts
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Editors
  • Jan E. Vermaat
  • Laurens Bouwer
  • R. Kerry Turner
  • Wim Salomons
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27150-5
DOI
10.1007/b138681
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-23454-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06248-3
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 388
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