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Integrated Coastal Zone Management database
Article Type: News from the net From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 6
All around Europe, there are many efforts being made to implement Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and many lessons could be taken from the various experiences, if they were more easily accessible. Through a special web site, the project OURCOAST seeks to bring to light these experiences, the knowledge and the tools that have been developed, why and how they have been put into practice.
This valuable information is available through the ICZM database accessible from this web site, in the form of summaries describing cases where the principles and tools of ICZM have been applied.
This comprehensive sharing tool will further encourage the adoption of good practices in coastal management and support the decision-making process towards a more integrated and sustainable approach. For this purpose, 350 case studies from throughout Europe are now available online at the OURCOAST ICZM Portal, the first portal that provides so many coastal practices and experiences from around Europe. Further details are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/ourcoast/