Why is the coastal zone so favoured for development

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  • Why is the coastal zone so favoured for development?
    • Natural diversity of the coast
      • Weather and climate
        • Wind strength and direction
        • Annual rainfall and average temperature
      • Human activities
        • Exploitation of resources
        • Land developments - loss of biodiversity, habitats and ecosystems
        • Intervention with natural systems
      • Sea
        • Offshore sediment
        • Wave energy and direction
        • Longshore drift
        • Marine ecosystems - SSSI's
        • Sea level change
        • Size and types of waves (fetch, constructive, deconstructive waves)
    • Services, goods and products
      • Employment in all sectors
      • Water resources
      • Building materials and resources (sand and timber)
  • Natural diversity of the coast
    • Weather and climate
      • Wind strength and direction
      • Annual rainfall and average temperature
    • Human activities
      • Exploitation of resources
      • Land developments - loss of biodiversity, habitats and ecosystems
      • Intervention with natural systems
    • Sea
      • Offshore sediment
      • Wave energy and direction
      • Longshore drift
      • Marine ecosystems - SSSI's
      • Sea level change
      • Size and types of waves (fetch, constructive, deconstructive waves)
  • Services, goods and products
    • Employment in all sectors
    • Water resources
    • Building materials and resources (sand and timber)
  • Coastal lowlands important for food producers
    • Coastal ports and trade
      • Land
        • Beaches
        • Shape of the coastline
        • Physical features
        • Geology
        • Ecosystems - SSSI's
      • Shape of the coastline
      • Beaches
      • Physical features
      • Geology
      • Ecosystems - SSSI's
      • Storms and surges
        • Food via agroecosystems
          • Meat and fish stocks
            • Food via agroecosystems
              • Coastal lowlands important for food producers
              • Land widely available - cheap houses
                • Fertile land

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