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An evaluation of integrated coastal management in the United Kingdom

Ballinger, Rhoda Catherine 2002. An evaluation of integrated coastal management in the United Kingdom. In: Cicin-Sain, B., Belfiore, S. and Pavlin, I. eds. Sustainable Coastal Management: A Transatlantic and Euro-Mediterranean Perspective, Nato Science Series, vol. 12. Kluwer, pp. 75-93. (10.1007/978-94-010-0487-9_6)

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Abstract

The coast of the United Kingdom, being one of the most diverse in Europe, presents significant challenges for Integrated Coastal Management (ICM). Intensely developed coasts, particularly in the southeast and in the vicinity of major urbanised and industrialised estuaries, present immense pressures on the coastal environment. However, equally important challenges for ICM include the need to maintain the extensive conservation importance of habitats, ranging from low-lying salt marshes and mudflats to steep, cliffed coastlines. Although the United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of the countries of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as seventeen dependent territories, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, this paper only focuses on the aforementioned countries. These are contiguous geographical areas sharing similar coastal issues and institutional systems unlike the dependents, which possess more divorced legal systems and are not full members of the European Union.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Publisher: Kluwer
ISBN: 9781402008894
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/1251

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