Future Earth Coasts

State of the Arctic Coast 2010 – Scientific Review and Outlook

Lead Editor: Donald L. Forbes
Published online by IASC, LOICZ, IPA and AMAP (2011)

The report focuses on sensitive coasts and thus represents an update of the two previous reports covering the entire Arctic region that examine the impacts of climate change, cArctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA, 2005), and the current social processes, cArctic Human Development Report (AHDR, 2004). It draws an initial interdisciplinary picture of the scientific understanding of the interplay between humanity and the rapidly changing nature on the coasts.

The assessment takes a social-ecological approach that explores the implications of change for the interaction of humans with nature. The report is aimed to be a first step towards a continuously updated coastal assessment and to identify key issues seeking future scientific concern in an international Earth system research agenda.

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