Coastal scenery assessment: Definitions and typology

Enzo Pranzini, Allan T. Williams, Nelson Rangel-Buitrago

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Although scenery is an invaluable asset from any environmental viewpoint, coastal scenery is a lesser-considered aspect of coastal management. Therefore the Coastal Scenic Evaluation System (CSES) technique was developed using fuzzy logic methodology to evaluate the adverse effects of changes to a coastal environment. The CSES can be used not only for landscape preservation and protection, but also as scientific tool for envisaged coastal management and future development based upon plans by an evidence-based approach. This chapter presents a detailed field guide that includes the steps to follow in making a coastal scenery assessment, as well as, key definitions and examples of all parameters required to use the CSES. The Photo-atlas representing all parameters helps in attributing them to the correct grade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Research Library
EditorsNelson Rangel-Buitrago
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78878-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78877-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameCoastal Research Library
ISSN (Print)2211-0577
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0585

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