Home >> In Dead Water - Climate Change, Pollution, Over-harv ... >> Human impact in the coastal zones
File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 136 kb -
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal

Human impact in the coastal zones

Infrastructure development, intensive agricultural expansion, urbanisation and coastal development are increasing the flow of sediments and sewage into the ocean. The situation is most severe around Europe, the East coast of the United States, East of China and in Southeast Asia. These are also primary fishing grounds. Coastal zones are identified as approximately 75 km from the coastline, and this map identifies the most common impact class in this zone.
Views: 3313     Downloads: 337     Rating: 4
Coastal regions with observations of dense shelf water flushing
Distribution of coldwater and tropical coral reefs
Acidification due to climate change - impacts for oceans and coral reefs
World fisheries hotspots, 2004
Climate change and tropical coral reefs, scenarios for bleaching events
Trends in natural disasters