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Utilization and Planning of Coastal Areas in Ordu

Paper Topic: 
Environmental Sciences

Pages :
147 - 150

Corresponing Author: 
Nükhet KONUK
Konuk N.
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Coastal management is generally means planning and application of environmental changes in the coastal area. The rapid spread of industrialization, urbanization, tourism and recreational activities are affecting the coastal cities in a much more negative way in Turkey, compared to other countries. Development in infrastructure to meet the needs of the population growing in coastal areas, provision of industrial and tourism facilities or power plants, placement of main roads in the coastal zone, separation of forest areas for secondary residences or workplaces are the most important factors leading to the deterioration of the identity of coastal cities. In this study, the changes of the coastal areas in Ordu Province, one of the important touristic cities of the Black Sea Region, have been examined and evaluated. Moreover, present shoreline was investigated within the framework of Turkish Coastal Law. Finally, the variation of coastal area was determined by using the ArcMap module of ArcGIS 10 programme as numerical. The results showed that the coastal area significantly increased by filling during a short period.

Coastal zone; Coastal management; Coastal planning