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Challenges in Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructure implementation: A review

Mohammed Oludare Idrees Idrees


The ability to cope with the complexity surrounding the coastal zone requires an integrated approach for  sustainable socio-economic development and environmental management. The concept of integrated coastal  zone management (ICZM) was advanced in response to this. In line with the success story of spatial data  infrastructure (SDI), initiatives are currently emerging to develop SDI for marine and coastal environment. The aim of this paper is to review emerging initiatives so as to identify the problems faced with  implementation and discuss the way forward. The result may support stakeholders, policy makers, academia, and the government to leverage on the experience of others for a robust and sustainable policy and action plans on coastal management.

Keywords: Coastal SDI, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, environmental protection, spatial planning.

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