The Arctic coastlines are highly variable, can be stable or extremely dynamic, and are the site of most of the human activity that occurs at high latitudes. Extraction of natural resources occurs in many locations around the Arctic Ocean creating the need for port facilities and the potential for pollution. These pressures are only likely to increase with time.

Human Dimension in the Arctic coastal zone

The Arctic coastlines are highly variable, can be stable or extremely dynamic, and are the site of most of the human activity that occurs at high latitudes. Extraction of natural resources occurs in many locations around the Arctic Ocean creating the need for port facilities and the potential for pollution. These pressures are only likely to increase with time.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2015-11-02
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
ProjectLand Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
Dimensions1000 x 619
Filesize111 kB
Number of Downloads31
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)