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1 July 2006 Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as a Tool for Integration within Coastal Planning
Adam Barker
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Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is widely recognised as a key mechanism for asserting sustainable development objectives within coastal areas. However, despite significant developments in ICZM practice and development, a number of challenges remain. Particular concerns relate to the existence of a limited understanding of the relationship between biophysical and socioeconomic processes and poor mechanisms for institutional coordination. This article explores the contribution that strategic environmental assessment (SEA) can make as a decision-making tool for integration within ICZM. Through the adoption of systematic “tiered” assessment procedures, it is argued that SEA can help identify and mitigate competing development pressures.

Adam Barker "Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as a Tool for Integration within Coastal Planning," Journal of Coastal Research 2006(224), 946-950, (1 July 2006). https://doi.org/10.2112/04-0292.1
Received: 21 July 2004; Accepted: 28 July 2004; Published: 1 July 2006
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