In what ways can coastal areas be valuable economic resources?

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Where is the first area?
The Solent, near Southampton, England.
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What are the economic opportunities?
Cruise terminal, Fawly chemical plant, Cowes passenger fiery terminal, river Hamble cruise terminal, Calshot activities centre.
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What are the environmental opportunities?
Dibden Bay mudflats, Keyhaven nature reserve.
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Facts about cruise terminal.
200 cruiseships a year, 700,000 passengers.
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Facts about Fawly chemical plant.
One of the largest oil fired power stations in the UK.
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Facts about Cows passenger fiery terminal.
Main passenger fiery terminal of Isle of Wight, harbour used for recreational yacht racing.
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Facts about river Hamble fiery terminal.
Recreational and competitive sailing, passenger fiery terminal.
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Facts about Calshot activities centre.
Leisure park that offers water based activities such as canoeing, wind surfing and water skiing.
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Facts about Dibden bay mudflats.
Mudflats and grassland, attracts thousands of birds and is host to a variety of plants such as pipe-weed, recognised as an important coastal environment by the RSPB.
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Facts about Keyhaven nature reserve.
Salt marsh/ mud flat conservation area, 2000 acres, important to migrant birds and plants such as glasswort.
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Conflict between Dibden Bay and cruise terminal.
Around 1.5km from eachother, 200 cruise ships a year create sound pollution and dump waste meaning delicate habitat is damaged as , reduced biodiversity as less birds nest.
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Conflict between Fawley chemical plant and Calshot activities centre.
1,000,000 tonnes of chemicals produced every year, fears of chemical leakage along with the facility being an eyesore discourage people from visiting Calshot, leading to decreased revenue and people losing employment.
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Conflict between Thorness Bay holiday village and river Hamble passenger fiery terminal.
In total, around 10,000 ships travel past Thorness Bay village (tourist site) every year, this may be considered an eyesore, leading to less people visiting the area, meaning a loss of tourism - the Isle of Wight's largest form of income.
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Where is the second area?
Bahia, north-east Brazil.
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What is happening in Costa do Sauipe?
£100m of goverment investment has built 5 hotels, 19 restruants, golf courses, provide opportunities for employment to the poor local community, resulting in better living conditions for local people.
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What is happening in Praia do Forte?
Original fishing village developed into Brazil's first eco-resort catering for ecotourism instead of resort style tourism, it is close to ecological reserves such as the Atlantic Rain Forest, and protects them by developing the resort sustainably.
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What does Suipe park aim to do?
Concernve the area, educate people about the unique local ecosystem, to supply native plants for reforesting projects.
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What is the Berimbau programme?
Aims to reduce social inequality by creating better living conditions by conducting a number of projects including agricultural and fishing cooperatives, and recycling initiatives along with community education programmes.
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