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<div style="font-size:100%; padding-bottom:0.15em;">Welcome to the [[Coastal Wiki]] an Internet encyclopaedia of [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] information pages for and by coastal professionals providing up-to-date high quality Coastal and Marine information. [[Coastal Wiki:Why, What and for Whom?|More about the Coastal Wiki]]</div>
 
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==Welcome to the Coastal Wiki, your guide to coastal knowledge and experience==
  
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The Coastal Wiki is a public information site containing a large number of articles dealing with scientific, technological and management aspects of coastal zones. Its purpose is to share basic knowledge and information within the communities of coastal and marine scientists and practitioners. You can find information on almost any coastal topic by entering a matching term in the search box. Suggestions appear for articles with your keyword in the title. You can also get a list of all articles in which your keyword is mentioned by clicking on 'containing' under in the search box.
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[[Image:impacts_bis.gif|impacts.gif]] [[:Category:Coastal and marine issues and impacts|Issues and impacts]]<br><br>
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'''Welcome to the Coastal Wiki, your guide to coastal knowledge and experience'''<br>
 
You may find information on any coastal topic by entering a corresponding term in the search window. “Go” will direct you to an article with this title (if such an article exists); “Search” will provide an overview of articles in which your search term appears. You will find an explanation of coastal terms and concepts in the [[Glossary]].
 
  
We also invite coastal and marine practitioners, policymakers and scientists to make a contribution to this new concept in sharing European knowledge and experience in integrated coastal zone management. You may contribute in several ways: you may improve or update an existing article, you may add a discussion page to an existing article or you may add a new topic.
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Each category has several subcategories for a more detailed search. Some articles are only listed under the subcategories.
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'''How to contribute to the Coastal Wiki'''<br>
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The Coastal Wiki was launched in 2007 with an initial grant of the European Commission.
You have unrestricted access to the Coastal Wiki. But for adding or editing articles an authorisation is required. This is a major difference with the general wikipedia. For obtaining an editing authorisation you may contact your [http://www.encora.eu/networks.php national coordination office] or you may simply send an email to info@encora.eu. You will receive a request to provide contact information for the Wiki Contact Database. Anonymous contributions to the Coastal Wiki are precluded. Authors, co-authors and editors of articles are explicitly acknowledged. Your contribution will be reviewed by the coordinator of the theme where your article best fits. The theme coordinators also check that your contribution is [[links|adequately linked]] to existing articles on similar or related topics.  
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See also [[Coastal Wiki:Why, What and for Whom?|More about the Coastal Wiki]].
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We invite coastal and marine scientists, practitioners and policymakers to share their knowledge and experience in coastal knowledge, practices and management. The Coastal Wiki is a popular source of information; most articles are viewed more than a hundred times and some articles even a few thousand times each month. Several [[Portal:Contents/Portals|portals]] give access to the Coastal Wiki content.
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For adding or editing articles a password is required, which you may obtain by sending an email to ''info@coastalwiki.org''. You will receive a request to provide contact information for the Wiki Contact Database. At the end of each article authors, co-authors and editors of articles are explicitly acknowledged. Please take note that the Coastal Wiki is primarily meant for disseminating knowledge to a broader audience than the circles of specialists working at the frontiers of science. It is not meant for publishing original research. Coastal Wiki articles contain typically:  a general introduction, explanation of concepts and processes, illustrations, practical examples, useful methods/formulas, links to related articles, references and suggestions for further reading. Please read the help pages indicated in the box below before you start writing an article.
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The quality of the Coastal Wiki content is further secured by article reviews carried out by the [[Coastal Wiki Editorial Board|Coastal Wiki Editorial Board]]. Review comments are published in the discussion page attached to each article. Before editing your article, please take note of the review criteria indicated in the description of the [[Coastal Wiki Quality Assurance|review process]].
  
You should remember that the Coastal Wiki is primarily meant for disseminating knowledge to a broader audience than the circles of specialists working at the frontiers of science. It is not meant for publishing original research; it is a vehicle for disseminating knowledge complementary to the traditional peer-reviewed scientific journals. Please read the [[Basic setup, rules and guidelines]] and [[How to edit an article]] before you start writing an article.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:59, 24 August 2020


Welcome to the Coastal Wiki, your guide to coastal knowledge and experience

Readers

The Coastal Wiki is a public information site containing a large number of articles dealing with scientific, technological and management aspects of coastal zones. Its purpose is to share basic knowledge and information within the communities of coastal and marine scientists and practitioners. You can find information on almost any coastal topic by entering a matching term in the search box. Suggestions appear for articles with your keyword in the title. You can also get a list of all articles in which your keyword is mentioned by clicking on 'containing' under in the search box.

Articles are categorized according to disciplinary fields. The main categories are:

Coastal and marine ecosystems‏‎
Coastal and marine observation and monitoring‏‎
Coastal and marine pollution
Coastal protection
Physical coastal and marine processes‏‎
Integrated coastal zone management
Climate change, impacts and adaptation

Each category has several subcategories for a more detailed search. Some articles are only listed under the subcategories.

The Coastal Wiki was launched in 2007 with an initial grant of the European Commission. See also More about the Coastal Wiki.

Contributors

We invite coastal and marine scientists, practitioners and policymakers to share their knowledge and experience in coastal knowledge, practices and management. The Coastal Wiki is a popular source of information; most articles are viewed more than a hundred times and some articles even a few thousand times each month. Several portals give access to the Coastal Wiki content.

How to contribute

For adding or editing articles a password is required, which you may obtain by sending an email to info@coastalwiki.org. You will receive a request to provide contact information for the Wiki Contact Database. At the end of each article authors, co-authors and editors of articles are explicitly acknowledged. Please take note that the Coastal Wiki is primarily meant for disseminating knowledge to a broader audience than the circles of specialists working at the frontiers of science. It is not meant for publishing original research. Coastal Wiki articles contain typically: a general introduction, explanation of concepts and processes, illustrations, practical examples, useful methods/formulas, links to related articles, references and suggestions for further reading. Please read the help pages indicated in the box below before you start writing an article.

Quality Assurance

The quality of the Coastal Wiki content is further secured by article reviews carried out by the Coastal Wiki Editorial Board. Review comments are published in the discussion page attached to each article. Before editing your article, please take note of the review criteria indicated in the description of the review process.

Help page Basic setup, rules and guidelines How to edit an article Glossary