Coastal waters around the globe suffer from strain due to a wide range of human activities. The situation calls for a holistic approach, combining expertise from nature and social science, to reach a balanced and sustainable development of the coastal zone. This important book comprises the proceedings of The International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, which took place in Arendal, Norway between 11-14 June 2007. The main objective of the Symposium was to present current knowledge and to address issues on advice and management related to the coastal zone. The major themes of papers included in this book are: Coastal habitats Impacts on coastal systems Integrated Coastal Zone Management Coastal governance Comprising a huge wealth of information, this timely and well edited volume is essential reading for all those involved in coastal zone management around the globe. All libraries in research establishments and universities where fisheries and aquatic sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this important volume on their shelves.
Erlend Moksness is Research Director at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway Einar Dahl is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway Josianne Stottrup is Senior Scientist at the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research in Denmark
Chapter 1: State of Fear or State of Oblivion? What coastal zones are telling us about global change and why we need integrated coastal and ocean management on a global scale. Section 1: Coastal habitats. Chapter 2: The challenge of establishing sustainable utilization of our coastal resources. Chapter 3: Evaluating the geomorphologic stability of an estuarine sandy beach. Chapter 4: Macro-algae habitat as fish nursery: evaluation of function as predation refuge. Chapter 5: Predictive probability modelling of marine habitats - a case study from the West coast of Norway. Section 2: Impacts on coastal systems. Chapter 6: EU Indicators to monitor the progress in ICZM. Chapter 7: The response of hyperbenthos and infauna to hypoxia in fjords along the Skagerrak: Estimating loss of biodiversity due to eutrophication. Chapter 8: Environmental characterisation in the Augusta harbour (Sicily, Italy) using benthic foraminifera: the effects of human impact on benthic environment. Chapter 9: Eco-friendly sustainable shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh: A way of minimizing coastal degradation. Chapter 10: Bioshields and ecological Restoration in Tsunami-affected areas in India. Chapter 11: The population density and urbanisation at the North-East of Baltic Sea, the time-spatial analysis. Section 3: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). Chapter 12: Future challenges in Environmental Policy relative to ICZM (keynote address). Chapter 13: Legal framework for integrated coastal zone management. Chapter 14: Lobster reserves in coastal Skagerrak - An integrated analysis of the implementation process. Chapter 15: Efficiency of Fishing Vessels Affected by a Marine Protected Area - The Case of Small-Scale Trawlers and the Marine Protected Area in Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam. Chapter 16: Socio-economic impacts of sea use change in the German North Sea: A scenario based assessment in the context of regional development. Chapter 17: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Guyana: development barriers, opportunities and recommendations. Chapter 18: Strategies for the beneficial use of dredged material in Japan. Section 4: Coastal governance. Chapter 19: Management or Governance, Environment or Ecosystem; What are the Differences and Does It Matter? (keynote address). Chapter 20: Assisting decision-makers in complex water issues - A case study: Rotterdam Mainport, The Netherlands. Chapter 21: Local coastal zone planning and stakeholder participation in Norway. Chapter 22: The Evolution of Governance Mechanisms for the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management Initiative. Chapter 23: Climate Change, Coastal Communities and Governance: Developing solutions for change, Australia. Chapter 24: Map of Coastal Zone Vulnerabilities to Wave Actions - Application to Aveiro District (Portugal). Chapter 25: Managing Coastal Vulnerability: New Solutions for Local Government