A proposal for boundary delimitation for integrated coastal zone management initiatives

Balaguer, Pau, Sarda, Rafael, Ruiz, Maurici, Diedrich, Amy, Vizoso, Guillermo, and Tintore, Joaquin (2008) A proposal for boundary delimitation for integrated coastal zone management initiatives. Ocean & Coastal Management, 51 (12). pp. 806-814.

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Abstract

ICZM relies heavily on the definition of major multidisciplinary characteristics/elements of the coastal area of interest. Usually, only terrestrial boundaries are considered, which tend to respond to a specific sectoral problem and can be determined by administrative limits. In this study, we propose a method for establishing a decision-making tool to inform boundary delimitation for ICZM initiatives that is proactive and widely applicable as opposed to reactive and problem specific. This method integrates environmental, economic and societal characteristics of the marine and terrestrial boundaries of the coastal zone, starting at the boundary of the jurisdictional zone of influence (shoreline units), increasing in detail through the definition of their influential areas from jurisdictional, environmental or socio-economic perspectives (functional areas) and, within them, specifying the finest scale at which relevant indicator data may be obtained (analysis units).

Item ID: 25640
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-524X
Funders: Government of the Balearic Islands
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 04:33
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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