Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies

  • D.R. Green
Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Section I. Information Networks, SDI and Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julien Barde, Therese Libourel, Pierre Maurel, Jean-Christophe Desconnets, Nabila Mazouni, Lionel Loubersac
      Pages 3-16
    3. P.C. Nwilo, D.A. Osanwuta, A.O. Onojeghuo, O.O. Oni
      Pages 29-40
    4. Elizabeth O’Dea, Edward Dwyer, Valerie Cummins, Dídac Perales Í Giménez, Declan Dunne
      Pages 41-50
    5. Michael J Osborne, John Pepper
      Pages 51-55
    6. Emanuele Roccatagliata, Giorgio Saio
      Pages 65-71
    7. Andrew G. Sherin, Michael J.A. Butler, Claudette Leblanc, Randy Gillespie, Norval Collins
      Pages 73-85
    8. Umberto Simeoni, Edi Valpreda, Corinne Corbau
      Pages 87-96
    9. Suwahyuono Wahyu, Gatot H. Pramono, Bebas Purnawan
      Pages 97-103
  3. Section II. GIS Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Francisco Carreño, Inmaculada Rodríguez, Isabel Montoya, Maria J. Sánchez
      Pages 107-116
    3. Paolina Curro, Vincenzo Maccarrone
      Pages 117-127
    4. Uwe Dornbusch, Cherith Moses, David A. Robinson, Rendel Williams
      Pages 129-137
    5. Jorge I. Euán Avila, Alfonso Cuevas Jiménez
      Pages 139-151

About this book

Introduction

This international collection of papers represents a selected and up-to-date overview of some of the main areas of research into the application of the geospatial technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, digital mapping, global positioning systems (GPS), databases, Internet technology, and mobile field-data collection and mapping, to coastal and marine environments around the World. Aimed at the researcher, editor, practitioner and student, this volume seeks to expand the available literature in a rapidly expanding and evolving area, namely the coastal and marine environment. The book comes at a time when there is growing concern about global warming, climate change, and sea level rise, all of which will have an impact upon coastal areas. These geospatial technologies offer the possibility to gather unique environmental data to study the coast, to process the data into information, to visualise data and landscapes, to gather data in the field, and to involve stakeholders in coastal management amongst other things.
Considerable potential now exists to raise awareness, to educate and to embrace these technologies as one way to promote greater knowledge and understanding of our marine and coastal environments.

Keywords

Coast Deltas Estuary GIS Ocean coastal geospatial marine remote sensing sea level

Editors and affiliations

  • D.R. Green
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Geography & EnvironmentUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9720-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9719-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9720-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1384-6434
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