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An Operational Web-Based Indicator System for Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Department of Planning and Development, Aalborg University, A.C. Meyers Vaenge 15, Copenhagen DK-2450, Denmark
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(1), 326-344; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi3010326
Received: 5 December 2013 / Revised: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 14 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coastal GIS)
Coastal zones are under severe pressure from anthropogenic activities, as well as on-going climate change with associated sea level rise and increased storminess. These challenges call for integrated and forward looking solutions. The concept on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, as defined during the last twenty years, provides the overall policy frames, but tools to support the planning and management efforts are almost lacking. Furthermore, the forward-looking dimension to embrace the effects of climate change is nearly absent in most implementations. The BLAST project, financed by the European Union Regional Fund through the INTERREG IV North Sea Region Programme, aimed at developing a web-based decision support system to assist Integrated Coastal Zone Management from a climate change perspective, and the current paper describes the methods used and the computing platform for implementing a decision support system. The software applied in developing the system is mainly Open Source components, thus, facilitating a more widespread use of the system. View Full-Text
Keywords: coastal zone management; sea-level rise; land-use modelling; Web-GIS; indicator systems; climate change coastal zone management; sea-level rise; land-use modelling; Web-GIS; indicator systems; climate change
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Hansen, H.S.; Fuglsang, M. An Operational Web-Based Indicator System for Integrated Coastal Zone Management. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3, 326-344.

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