The Coordination Centre for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Belgium is a point of contact in the coastal zone where cross-sectoral themes are discussed
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www.lenteprikkel.be (only available in Dutch, click here for a summary)
In 2004, the Coordination Centre for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and the coastal communities started a spring cleaning of the beach, it’s called ‘Lenteprikkel’.
With this project, we wanted to make the people who go to the beach aware that the real rubbish only gets cleaned up by doing it manually. In this way alga, shells and other natural deposits by the sea stay on the beach which makes it more a natural environment and facilitates the formation of dunes.
As from 2009, the Coordination Centre for ICZM and the coastal communities will not be cleaning the beach on the same date. Coastal communities will plan this in their own activities.
On www.lenteprikkel.be you can find everything on manual beach cleaning activities, the formation of dunes, beach waste and the results of all the ‘Lenteprikkels’.
www.kustbeheer.be/indicatoren (only available in Dutch) - In order to determine whether developments in the coastal region form a basis for a sustainable development, the Coordination Centre for ICZM has created the sustainability barometer for the coast. It gives advice when decisions about future developments of the coast need to be taken. It allows us to keep a finger on the pulse to identify visible trends in the coastal region and to promote desirable policies.
www.meeuwenindestad.be (only available in Dutch, German and French) – Man and gull, fantastic friends? This Web site provides useful tips to make life with gulls more pleasant and to avoid inconveniences.
www.kustatlas.be – Discover what the Belgian coast has to offer, and be surprised!! Interactive maps, downloadable maps, figures and diagrams in PDF, downloadable maps and their data in GIS, diagrams and charts, links to sustainability indicators for the coast.
www.dekustkijktverder.be (only available in Dutch, German and French) - Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is a continuous process! New and forward-looking initiatives earn all the support they can get because our coastal region is too important and too valuable to leave it to its own devices. 9 projects received the ‘Sustainable Coast Project’ award this year.