A Regional Program on Coastal Monitoring and Management of Mangrove in Brazil

by Renato Herz, Univ of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The results presented in this paper correspond to a synthesis of the evaluation of mangrove in the Brazilian coastal zone, based on calculations over radar imagery generated by RADAMBRASIL project. In Brazil a legislative process and a policy guideline looking forward to the coastal zone development and protection, begins in 1984 with a discussion of the national legislation of the brazilian onshore and offshore coastal belt. At this time two kilometers back shore and twelve offshore determines the legal coastal zone, including all magrove vegetation and the intertidal flats. At the national level the Interministerial Commission of Sea Resources is the main organization, determining strategies to the legal framework on coastal management and policy, articulating broad principles to the national Congress.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Developing countries | Coastal processes | Urban and regional development | Legislation | Legal affairs | Resource management | Computer vision and image processing | Brazil | South America

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