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ICZM Oder – Research for an Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Oder Estuary Region

The Oder Estuary is a rural region at the German-Polish border. It has great ecological and recreational potential. The region suffers from economic and social problems and a steep gradient between West and East and between coastline and hinterland. Tourism development is one of the positive prospects – but it is depended on the quality of ecosystem services and is in conflict with other land uses (see The IÖW prepared a working paper on Methods of Socio-economic Analysis for the Assessment of Integrated Costal Zone Management Options, which was published in Schernewski, Glaeser, Scheibe, Sekścińska & Thamm (eds.): Coastal development: The Oder estuary and beyond Coastline Report No. 8 (2007), S. 191 – 201. It serves as a conceptual basis for further work in the following project IKZM-Oder III

IÖW Project Team