Towards Integrated Modelling and Analysis in Coastal Zones
All countries with a coastline have an interest in the sustainable management of the coastal resource systems. The task of sustainable management, defined here as sustainable utilisation of the multiple goods and services provision generated by coastal resources (processes, functions and their interrelationships), is likely to be made more difficult because of the consequences of global environmental change (including climate change). The Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Core Project of the IGBP focuses on the role of the world's coastal zones in the functioning of the Earth system: the way in which global changes will influence that role; the way in which such changes will affect the use of coastal space and resources by humanity; and the consequences of such changes for human welfare.
12 mar. 2010