Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, IGBP

Project Description
The Land-Ocean Interaction n the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Project is one
of eleven Programme Elements of the IGBP and focuses on the area of
the earth's surface where land, ocean and atmosphere meet and


1. the nature of that dynamic interaction

2. how changes in various components of the Earth system are
affecting coastal zones and altering their role in global cycles

3. to assess how future changes in these areas will affect their
use by people and 4. to provide a sound scientific basis for
future integrated management of coastal areas on a sustainable

Contact Info:

LOICZ International Project Office
Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O. Box 59
1790 AB Den Burg, Texel
The Netherlands
Phone: 31-222 369404
Fax: 31-222 369430
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[Summary provided by Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)]