© 2005

Managing European Coasts

Past, Present and Future

  • Jan Vermaat
  • Wim Salomons
  • Laurens Bouwer
  • Kerry Turner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Laure Ledoux, Jan E. Vermaat, Laurens M. Bouwer, Wim Salomons, R. Kerry Turner
    Pages 1-19
  3. Peter M.J. Herman, Tom Ysebaert, Carlo H.R. Heip
    Pages 21-58
  4. Wilhelm Windhorst, Franciscus Colijn, Saa Kabuta, Remi P.W.M. Laane, Hermann-Josef Lenhart
    Pages 59-74
  5. Stavros Georgiou
    Pages 75-101
  6. Mihalis S. Skourtos, Areti D. Kontogianni, Stavros Georgiou, R. Kerry Turner
    Pages 119-136
  7. Paula S. Moschella, Remi P.W.M. Laane, Saara Bäck, Horst Behrendt, Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Stavros Georgiou et al.
    Pages 137-152
  8. Erwin F.L.M. de Bruin, Frank G.W. Jaspers, Joyeeta Gupta
    Pages 153-171
  9. Wietze Lise, Jos Timmerman, Jan E. Vermaat, Tim O'Riordan, Tony Edwards, Erwin F.L.M. de Bruin et al.
    Pages 185-198
  10. Robert J. Nicholls, Richard J.T. Klein
    Pages 199-226
  11. Emma Rochelle-Newall, Richard J.T. Klein, Robert J. Nicholls, Kevin Barrett, Horst Behrendt, Ton H.M. Bresser et al.
    Pages 239-254
  12. Corinna Nunneri, R. Kerry Turner, Andrzej Cieslak, Andreas Kannen, Richard J. T. Klein, Laure Ledoux et al.
    Pages 271-290
  13. Julian Andrews, Nicola Beaumont, Roy Brouwer, Rachel Cave, Tim Jickells, Laure Ledoux et al.
    Pages 323-353

About these proceedings


Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning and form an “edge for society” providing a significant contribution to the life support systems. Goods and services derived from coastal systems depend strongly on multiple transboundary interactions with the land, atmosphere, open ocean and sea bottom. Increasing demands on coastal resources driven by human habitation, food security, recreation and transportation accelerate the exploitation of the coastal landscape and water bodies. Many coastal areas and human activities are subject to increasing risks from natural and man-induced hazards such as flooding resulting from major changes in hydrology of river systems that has reached a global scale. Changes in the hydrological cycle coupled with changes in land and water management alter fluxes of materials transmitted from river catchments to the coastal zone, which have a major effect on coastal ecosystems. The increasing complexity of underlying processes and forcing functions that drive changes on coastal systems are witnessed at a multiplicity of temporal and spatial scales.


Bathing Water Coast Coastal Waters EU Policy Land-ocean Fluxes Ocean Water Framework Directive development ecosystems marine sea level

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Vermaat
    • 1
  • Wim Salomons
    • 1
  • Laurens Bouwer
    • 1
  • Kerry Turner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental StudiesVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CSERGE, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwich UKUK

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