Global Change and Baltic Coastal Zones

  • Gerald Schernewski
  • Jacobus Hofstede
  • Thomas Neumann

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Global Change – The Scientific Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Neumann, René Friedland
      Pages 23-32
    3. Claudia Heidecke, Peter Kreins, Roger Stonner, Horst Gömann
      Pages 71-89
  3. Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Peter Fröhle, Christian Schlamkow, Norman Dreier, Knut Sommermeier
      Pages 103-116
    3. Are Kont, Jaak Jaagus, Kaarel Orviku, Valdeko Palginõmm, Urve Ratas, Reimo Rivis et al.
      Pages 117-134
  4. Changes and Spatial Planning

  5. Adaptation to Changes

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About this book


Climate change and ongoing transformation processes in economy and agriculture will have strong and multiple impacts in the Baltic region. In particular coastal zones face increasing hazards, e.g. due to sea level rise or changes in riverine nutrient loads and eutrophication. These changes also offer a wide range of new opportunities in the Baltic Region. Adaptation measures are needed but require a thorough and spatially differentiated understanding of underlying ecological, economic and social processes.

Sixteen contributions by authors from eight countries give a comprehensive overview of these changes, their consequences and practical challenges with focus on coastal zones. Beside risks, the chances and opportunities of changes for the region are addressed and adaptation examples and strategies are given. The practitioners’ perspective and their demands are integrated in the various contributions.

This book is of interest to a wide readership. Scientists and researchers in the fields of environmental and coastal science and management, global change, geosciences, geography, and social sciences as well as employees at NGOs and policy makers will find valuable information in this book.


Baltic Sea Climate change Coastal management

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Schernewski
    • 1
  • Jacobus Hofstede
    • 2
  • Thomas Neumann
    • 3
  1. 1., Coastal and Marine Management GroupLeibniz Institute for Baltic Sea ResearcRostockGermany
  2. 2.SchwentinnetalGermany
  3. 3.Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea ResearcWarnemündeGermany

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