Encyclopedia of Coastal Science
Milanés Batista, Celene
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AbstractCoastal boundaries delimit a geographical space and are defined by the distances of one or more areas on the coast, the sea or on its interface, on the order of a few hundred meters to many kilometers, average. Coastal boundaries can also extend and go inland by land, from the interior of the watersheds to the limit of a national jurisdiction into the sea. Most criteria for establishing coastal boundaries depend on several factors such as the set of specific problems, the uses of the territory, or the physical and geographical aspects that are relevant to each stretch of coast. Within it, the interaction between sea, land, and atmosphere is produced differently by the occurrence and direct effect of natural events or processes of anthropic origin. Inside coastal boundaries, exclusive forms of fragile ecosystems will be developed, and specific economic,...
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Milanés Batista, Celene (Universidad de la Costa, 2018-08-06)Coastal flood hazard mapping (CoFHaM) is a tool used to determine flood zone limits inland and in other areas exposed to coastal floods due to different hazards such as storm, surge waves, sea level rise caused by climate ...
Improving a decree law about coastal zone management in a small island developing state: The case of Cuba Milanés Batista, Celene; I. Pereira, Cristina; Botero, Camilo M. (Universidad de la Costa, 2019)Cuba is one of the few countries from the Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean region having solid coastal legislation: Decree Law 212 (DL-212) entitled “Coastal Zone Management”. However, that legal framework ...
Milanés Batista, Celene; Suarez Agudelo, Andres; Botero Saltaren, Camilo (Ocean and Coastal Management, 2017-04-28)Different legal frameworks and concepts have been used to establish coastal zone boundaries. Integrated Coastal Zone Management use some criteria, while Land-Use Planning use a different criteria. A critical analysis about ...