Integrated Management of Coastal Defence in Schleswig-Holstein: Experience and Challenges

  • Jacobus Hofstede
  • Matthias Hamann
Part of the Central and Eastern European Development Studies book series (CEEDES)


The German state of Schleswig-Holstein is situated between the North Sea to the west and the Baltic Sea to the east. With a coastline of about 1,190 km, the entire state may be defined as a coastal zone. In the year 2000, the government of Schleswig-Holstein decided to develop an integrated management policy for its coastal zones. Coastal defence is an important aspect of coastal management in Schleswig-Holstein. A new strategy, an integrated coastal defence management, has been established under the framework of a new master plan coastal defence. This strategy may be defined as a continuous and dynamic planning process to protect human lives and human assets from coastal hazards. After a short introduction, this paper presents some examples of how the new coastal defence strategy is being coped with.


Geographic Information System Coastal Zone Master Plan Coastal Management Coastal Defence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacobus Hofstede
    • 1
  • Matthias Hamann
    • 1
  1. 1.Coastal Defence DivisionSchleswig-Holstein State Ministry of Rural Areas, State Regional Planning, Agriculture and TourismKielGermany

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