Coasts Revision - Uses and Development

Revision notes on uses and development of coastal areas

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  • Created on: 31-12-10 21:08


- Reasons for increasing popularity of coastal areas

- Activities found in coastal areas and reasons they have developed

- Why the coast is and important resource for economic development

- To know some places where coastal development is taking place

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Key Words

Multi-use coastal area - a coastal area where a range of activities take place such as recreation and industry

Growth poles - areas used for business development

Infrastructure - network of links including transportation and services

Sustainable - meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future

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Uses of the Coast

Uses of the coasts are classified into 5 main categories 

- Industry

- Transport

- Tourism/Leisure

- Settlement 


- Environment

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- Fishing

- Mining

- Shipbuilding

- Shipbreaking

- Jobs

- Local economy

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Very helpful, thank you

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