Kiel Marine Science

Launch World Ocean Review "Coast"

Nov 21, 2017


Präsentation des »World Ocean Review 5 – Die Küste – ein wertvoller Lebensraum unter Druck«: (v.l.) Karsten Schwanke, Ingbert Liebing, Prof. Dr. Silja Klepp, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bathmann, Nikolaus Gelpke, Monika Breuch-Moritz, Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, Dr. Tim Jennerjahn und Prof. em. Dr. Karsten Reise. © Jan Windszus / maribus

Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure
Maribus gGmbH, the Consortium of German Marine Research and the Cluster of Excellence »Future Ocean« are taking on the crucial habitat of the coast in the new World Ocean Review »Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure« which covers a large range of topics from the fight against natural threats to coastal protection and concepts for conservative use. The »World Ocean Review 5« was presented on 16th November 2017 at the Schleswig-Holstein's Permanent Mission in Berlin as part of an evening event with guests from politics, business, science, media and education. Read more

»Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure« is the theme of the fifth volume of the publication »World Ocean Review« (WOR). Published by the non-profit maribus gGmbH with support from the magazine mare, the International Ocean Institute (IOI) and coastal researchers from the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the Kiel Cluster of Excellence »Future Ocean«, the new issue of the marine science publication is dedicated to this particular part of the earth with in-depth information on the development, use and future scenarios for responsible use.

The coastal habitat is booming, but use and protection are out of balance in many regions. For example, areas where sand is mined resemble inhospitable lunar landscapes. Chemicals, pesticides, plastic particles or fertilizers reach the ocean unfiltered. The natural protective function of coasts is being replaced by concrete infrastructure, and climate change will raise sea levels in the near future to the extent that today, entire areas can only be preserved with comprehensive protection measures.

But how did coasts even come about? How do coasts differ worldwide? How do we maintain their natural functions and how do we achieve sustainable use - not only in the developed world? What strategies are useful to counter the threat of sea-level rise? And which political and legal options can be implemented to be able to act internationally? The fifth edition of the »World Ocean Review« examines the history of the development and evolution of the world's coasts, their service for nature and people, and the impact of climate change on the coasts. The »WOR 5« ranges from the fight against natural hazards and sea-level rise to coastal protection and concepts for more conservative use. 

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