Coasts are a venue for recreation, trade, and energy generation. World Ocean Review’s (WOR) Coasts – A Vital Habitat Under Pressure focuses on the development, use and future of this valuable resource. This is the fifth volume of WOR and it’s published by non-profit maribus gGmbH.
According to the UN, about 2.8 billion people live 100 km or less from the coast. 13 megacities are in the immediate vicinity of the coast. The publication examines the evolution of coasts, their use, and the impact of climate change on coasts.
According to editor of WOR, Nikolaus Gelpke, “I am certain that with this issue we will contribute to a topic of increasing importance, the coasts of our earth.” maribus gGmbH collaborated with the International Ocean Institute (IOI), magazine mare, and coastal researchers from the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the Kiel Cluster of Excellence for the publication.