Coastal Management

Related WWW Sites

A selection of particularly useful web sites focusing on coastal management or of potential interest to coastal managers are listed below. The NetCoast and Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island sites are those most clearly focused on coastal management. We are indebted to the managers of sites for allowing us use of logos and image snips. Subsidiary links to organisation home-pages and specific sections of some sites are also included, but prime links are via the logos for each site. We have no doubt missed some key sites and would welcome suggestions for additions.

Click on the appropriate logos/images to link to the sites below

NetCoast Homepage

Coastal Zone Management Centre, Netherlands
The website for integrated coastal zone management

Coastal Resources Center

University of Rhode Island
Run a Summer Institute in Coastal Management
Dedicated to promoting the development of strategies for the effective management of coastal environments

Home Page of LOICZ

Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
IGBP Programme
To provide a sound scientific basis for future integrated management of coastal areas on a sustainable basis

WorldFish Center

Fisheries management, coastal aquaculture, FishBase, ReefBase and more
Devoted to improving the productivity and management of aquatic resources for the benefit of users and consumers in developing countries

FAO Fisheries Department

To promote sustainable development of responsible fisheries and contribute to food security


Online data resources for coral reef managers
Links to a wide range of FREE remote sensing and in situ datasets

Marine Protected Areas

of the United States

The Coastal Engineering Page

The study of processes ongoing at the shoreline
and construction within the coastal zone

Island Resources Foundation

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Dedicated to solving the environmental problems of development in small tropical islands

International Ocean Institute (IOI)

NGO devoted to studying and preserving the world's oceans

WWF Marine Programmes

Strong focus on overfishing issues

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

To assess the most up-to-date scientific, technical and socio-economic research in the field of climate change

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources

United Nations Environment Programme

Geneva Executive Center, Switzerland
International treaties and programmes dealing with the environment and sustainable development

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

World Conservation Union

To conserve the integrity, productivity, and diversity of nature and to use natural resources appropriately and sustainably

Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

World Resources Institute links

Coastal Regions and Small Islands (CSI)

Towards environmentally-sound, socially-equitable and culturally appropriate development in coastal regions and small islands


A model of beach recuperation and protection against sea erosion
Guillerme Lindroth, Brazil (also in Portuguese)

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

HQ at James Cook University, Australia
Innovative science for sustainable use of coral reefs

Regional Programme on Partnerships in Environmental
Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
A site focused on sustainable development of East Asian Seas

Wetlands International

To sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity for future generations
through research, information exchange and conservation activities.

[Tambuyog logo]

Tambuyog Development Center

"...helping build and strengthen the Community-based Coastal Resources Management (CBCRM) movement..."
Includes resource pages on fisheries and CBCRM

International Year of the Ocean

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - UNESCO
To focus the attention of the public, governments and decision makers on the importance of the oceans
and the marine environment as resources for sustainable development

[Seaweb logo]


A multimedia public eduction project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it
Includes Ocean Update Newsletter and useful links page

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Coastal Fisheries Programme
"... a regional support service that assists Pacific Islanders in identifying the status, and optimising
the long-term social and economic value, of small-scale fisheries and aquatic resource use ..."

[GEF logo]

Global Environment Facility

Jointly implemented by UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank
A financial mechanism that provides grant and concessional funds to recipient
countries for projects and activities that aim to protect the global environment

European Commission

Demonstration Programme on ICZM
Outputs from Demonstration Programme, ICZM links and ICZM bibliography

[NOAA logo]

NOAA Coastal Services Center

Serving Coastal Resource Managers
Very useful site

Marine Conservation Biology Institute

Promoting awareness of marine conservation issues
Some useful links to resources

[ENN logo]

Environmental News Network Inc.

Useful site for environmental news stories

Coastal GIS Bibliography

Coastal Biblio logo
Bibliography of Geographic Information System
Applications in Coastal Management (NOAA/CSC)

[ENN logo]

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Intergovernmental organization linking aquaculture institutions in the region
Very useful site for information on grouper, shrimp and other aquaculture topics

Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands

ICM Global service banner
Created at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002
Encouraging the sustainable development of oceans, coasts, and islands

[ACZISC logo]

Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee

A coordinated regional response to CZ information management (Canada)
Useful site including Atlantic Coastal Database Directory

Sustainable Oceans and Coastal Zones

Spinning Earth image
On-line courses in Global Sustainability
University of California, Irvine

[ logo]

Useful links and other information sources
A very useful site, well-worth a visit

NOAA Coastwatch

Coastwatch banner
Caribbean Regional Node
Useful satellite data links

[WCPA logo]

World Commission on Protected Areas

IUCN site promoting protected areas
Leading global network of protected area specialists

Australia's Marine Protected Areas

Environment Australia banner
Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Excellent site for information on Australia's MPAs and more

[Manzanar Project logo]

Manzanar Project

Self-sufficiency on desert coasts
Eritrean project, mangroves and aquaculture

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

[FFWCC logo]
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission site
Searchable information on Florida CZM issues and features on key problems

[CCS logo]

Commission on Coastal Systems

International Geographical Union
To encourage the study of coastal systems throughout the world, ... and more!

Coasts and Oceans

[NOO logo]
Australia's oceans policy site
Healthy oceans: cared for, understood and used wisely for the benefit of all ...

[CCRM logo]

Center for Coastal Resources Management

Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
Mission: to provide objective policy guidance and to support informed management of coastal resources

Remote Sensing

[CSIRO logo]
CSIRO Land and Water
Using remote sensing in various management applications

Link list last revised by Alasdair Edwards December 2007