Information Required for Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Conclusions from the European Demonstration Programme
Abstract:This article presents the results of the Thematic Study on "the role of information in delivering Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Europe." It provides a definition of information and discusses the need for, and nature of, information as it influences and supports ICZM. The conclusions from the study are summarized, highlighting the importance of viewing information provision as part of the process of developing effective ICZM. The results of InfoCoast '99, a symposium held in February 1999 on knowledge and information for coastal management, are discussed and some of the practical steps that have and can be taken to meet the information need for ICZM in Europe are considered.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: National Coastal Consultants, Brampton, Huntingdon, UK
Publication date: 2003-04-01