Oceanographic survey techniques and living resources assessment methods.
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This manual presents oceanographic survey techniques and living resources assessment methods. It is the task of administrators and managers to seek a wise balance between the many conflicting demands being made on the coastal environment, ensuring that its limits of tolerance and its capacity for sustainability are not exceeded. In order to do this successfully they need a comprehensive management approach giving them a holistic view of the resources, the demands, and the various direct and indirect physical interrelationships. Integrated coastal area management is an approach that allows such a comprehensive and holistic view to be taken of the multiple, often conflicting, demands that are made on coastal resources. It provides decision-makers, planners and managers with a practical methodology for resolving conflicts and assigning priorities and for balancing protection and development......
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides; 32
CitationTortell, Philip and Awosika, Larry (1996) Oceanographic survey techniques and living resources assessment methods. Paris, France, UNESCO, 34pp. (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides; 32). http://hdl.handle.net/11329/102