Marine and Coastal Resource Management: Principles and Practice (Earthscan Oceans)

Marine and Coastal Resource Management: Principles and Practice (Earthscan Oceans)

By: David R. Green (editor), Jeffrey Payne (editor)Paperback

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In this new and highly original textbook for a range of interdisciplinary courses and degree programmes focusing on marine and coastal resource management, readers are offered an introduction to the subject matter, a broad perspective and understanding, case study applications, and a reference source. Each chapter is written by an international authority and expert in the respective field, providing perspectives from physical and human geography, marine biology and fisheries, planning and surveying, law, technology, environmental change, engineering, and tourism. In addition to an overview of the theory and practice of its subject area, many chapters include detailed case studies to illustrate the applications, including relationships to decision-making requirements at local, regional, and national levels. Each chapter also includes a list of references for further reading, with a selection of key journal papers and URLs. Overall, this volume provides a key textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and for the coastal or marine practitioner, as well as a long-term reference for students.

About Author

David R. Green is a specialist in the application of geospatial technologies to coastal and marine environments. He is director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM) and the UAV/UAS Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM) in the Department of Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK; director and vice-chair of the East Grampian Coastal Partnership (EGCP Ltd) in Aberdeen; and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Coastal Conservation, Management and Planning (Springer). He is also the editor of a number of books on coastal zone management. Jeffrey L. Payne is director of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office for Coastal Management. Under his leadership, the nation's coastal management activities are coordinated to address the significant challenges affecting our coastal communities, with a focus on customer needs and a commitment to partnerships. He brings 30 years of experience in environmental policy, natural resources management, community resilience, climate adaptation, oceanographic research, and organizational development. He has held previous positions as the NOAA deputy chief of staff and deputy of the NOAA policy office, as the budget examiner for NOAA programs in the White House Office of Management and Budget, and as legislative staff on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Among his current interagency appointments, he serves as the NOAA representative to the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force, the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group, the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, and the U.S. Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology.


1. Introduction David R. Green and Jeffrey L. Payne Part I: Fundamentals 2. Integrated Coastal Zone Management Rhoda C. Ballinger 3. Beach Management Shaw Mead 4. Marine Law and Designations Alison MacDonald 5. Marine Spatial Planning Ann-Michelle Slater and Georgina Reid 6. Shoreline Management Planning and Coastal Engineering Nigel Pontee Part II: Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling 7. Coastal Data Collection: Applying Geospatial Technologies to Coastal Studies David R. Green and Jason J. Hagon 8. Basic Prediction Methods in Marine Sciences Tomasz Niedzielski 9. Information Management and Electronic Coastal Atlases David R. Green 10. Hydrographic Surveying Victor Abbott Part III: Current and Emerging Sectors and Issues 11. Coastal Ecology, Conservation, Sustainability and Management J. Patrick Doody 12. Management of Marine Ecosystems Roger. J.H. Herbert and Justine Saunders 13. Public Participation, Coastal Management and Climate Change Adaptation Melissa Nursey-Bray, Robert Nicholls, Joanna Vince, Sophie Day and Nick Harvey 14. Offshore Energy Hance D. Smith and Tara Thrupp 15. Marine and Coastal Tourism Carl Cater and Scott Richardson 16. Surf Science and Multi-Purpose Reefs Shaw Mead and Jose Borrero 17. Epilogue: Current and Future Developments David R. Green and Jeffrey L. Payne

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849712903
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781849712903
  • weight: 728
  • ISBN10: 1849712905

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