ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SERIES 9

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SERIES 9

Global Terrestrial Observing System

Coastal GTOS
Strategic design and phase 1
implementation plan

Christian, R.R., Baird, D., Bowen, R.E., Clark, D.M.,
de Mora, S., DiGiacomo, P.M., Jiménez, J., Kineman, J.,
Mazzilli, S., Servin G., Talaue-McManus, L., Viaroli, P. & Yap, H.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2005

 

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GEO-SPATIAL DATA AND INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING
[GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHARGE]

DMSP nighttime lights change detection results (1992-93 versus 2000) in Italy (C.D.Elvidge, NOAA-NGDC);

Virginia Wetland (R.R.Christian);

Satellite image of the Nile;

Fishing boat (FAO/17970/J.Y.Piel).

Background image in this page elaborated from "L'Encyclopédie Diderot et D'Alembert"

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ISBN 92-5-105425-8
ISSN 0000-0000

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD

ABSTRACT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ACRONYMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

1.1 Needs and rationale
1.2 Vision
1.3 Objectives
1.4 Users and needs
1.5 Structure

CHAPTER 2 - DEFINING THE COAST AND FRAMEWORKS

2.1 The coastal system
2.2 Frameworks of organization

CHAPTER 3 - FROM OBSERVATIONS TO PRODUCTS

3.1 The context of issues
3.2 Human dimension, land cover/land use and critical habitat alteration
3.3 Sediment loss and delivery
3.4 Water cycle and water quality
3.5 Effects of sea level, storms and flooding
3.6 Context for changes in state
3.7 Data and information management
3.8 Capacity building

CHAPTER 4 - PHASE 1 IMPLEMENTATION PRODUCTS

4.1 Rationale for initial implementation
4.2 Enhancement of TEMS
4.3 Distribution and rate of change of population, urbanization and land use in the coastal environment
4.4 Vulnerability of ecosystem services in deltaic systems
4.5 Management of conservation and cultural sites in the coastal zone
4.6 Distribution of sites appropriate for analyses of delivery systems

CHAPTER 5 - MILESTONES FOR DEVELOPING A MATURE SYSTEM

5.1 General implementation issues
5.2 Milestones for user identification and involvement
5.3 Milestones for frameworks
5.4 Milestones for observations, variables and data acquisition and management
5.5 Milestones for phase 1 implementation products

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