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Marine and Coastal Resource Management
Principles and Practice

ISBN 9781849712903
Published September 21, 2017 by Routledge
336 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.


"Since publication this book has been an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for my students - notably my postgraduate classes have used the book for a wide variety of assignments and seminar presentations as it provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of the subject base. It provides in-depth conceptual and academic content coupled with real world case studies that have really helped develop and broaden student knowledge and engagement. A must have book for students and academic staff alike." - Jonathan Potts, Principal Lecturer and Course Director for MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management, University of Portsmouth, UK