Coastal zone management

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Definition of Coastal zone management:
Process aiming to balance the different interests in coastal areas, related to safety, environment, economy, social equity and esthetic and cultural values.
This is the common definition for Coastal zone management, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Coastal area planning and coastal engineering (hard or soft measures) are major components of coastal zone management, together with legislation, administration, communication, education, monitoring, research. Because of this comprehensive scope the term Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is more widely used than CZM. The dynamic nature of the coastal zone is a highly challenging aspect of coastal zone management.

See also

and other articles in the category Integrated coastal zone management