These guidelines aim to assist policy makers and managers in the reduction of the risks to coastal communities, their infrastructure and service-providing ecosystems from tsunamis, storm surges and other coastal hazards within the phased framework of Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM). As a context for the procedures presented in the Guidelines, the full framework of the ICAM process is used. This shows how the assessment of coastal hazards and the mitigation of the risks in respect of those hazards can be embedded within the four phases of ICAM, each with its respective procedural steps: preliminary identification; preparation; implementation; consolidation, replication and expansion. Each step is described – including its purpose, its key considerations, the management challenges that it poses and its anticipated outputs.
Collection(s) and Series: IOC Manuals and Guides- No. 50
Format: Digital (Free) (ill., maps)