The History of the Black Sea Coastal Zone Studies

by N. A. Aibulatov, Russian Acad of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea


The exploration of the Black Sea coast by Russian hydrographers began in the early 19th century. Hydrographic expeditions of Budishev (1802) and Zarudny (80-ties of the 19th century) provided the first descriptions of various Black Sea coast sections, and presented detailed data on the northern shoreline configuration, water depth and bottom soil. At the end of 19th century port construction began which stimulated the coastal research. Construction engineers were the first to raise an issue of comprehensive study of coastal morphology dynamics (Pastakov, 1919).

Subject Headings: Seas and oceans | Hydrographs | Shoreline protection | Ocean engineering | History | Coastal engineering | Soil water | Black Sea

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