Man on the Black Sea Coastby Ruben D. Kos'yan, Russian Acad of Sciences, Russia,
Orville T. Magoon, Russian Acad of Sciences, Russia,
Abstract: The studies of sea coasts have been attracting considerable interest of scientists working on various theoretical and practical problems. This particular zone has been a long-standing object of economic development. Ports and various hydraulic works have been located here, oil and gas fields have been explored and developed, and building materials have been mined. The agricultural lands, railways, and highways. The coastal zone has also been widely used for recreation purposes. The coastal zone also has extreme importance for environmental and ecological values which intensifies the conflicts for and demands of this coastal zone. Economic activity in the coastal zone has made its study and the development of solutions to resolve these conflicts our renewed task.
Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Seas and oceans | Economic factors | Ecosystems | Water-based recreation | Hydraulics | Ports and harbors | Black Sea
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