GEOSS Support for Decision-Making in the Coastal Zone: Managing and
Mitigating the Impacts of Human Activities and Natural Hazards in the
A series of (regional) GEO Workshops organized by the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice
IGOS Costal Zone Theme and Transition into GEO: The initiative for a CZCP emerged from the activities of the Coastal Theme of the Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P). The Coastal Theme goal was to develop and implement a strategy for integrated observations across the land-sea interface that would provide data and information needed to make informed decisions on issues related to the propagation of change and variability as required for use, study, or management of coastal ecosystems or components thereof. The Coastal Theme built on and integrates the extensive activities of the coastal components of Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). Per consensus decisions made at the May 2007 IGOS-P-14 Meeting in Paris, the IGOS Coastal Theme was transitioned into GEO and its coastal activities will be developed further as part of the rapidly developing CZCP, in coordination with the Panel for Integrated Coastal Observations (PICO), a technical sub-panel of the GOOS Scientific Steering Committee (GSSC).