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UK Climate Projections science report: Marine and coastal projections

Lowe, Jason A and Howard, Tom P and Pardaens, Anne and Tinker, Jonathan and Holt, Jason and Wakelin, Sarah and Milne, Glenn and Leake, James and Wolf, Judith and Horsburgh, Kevin and Reeder, Tim and Jenkins, Geoff and Ridley, Jeff and Dye, Stephen and Bradley, Sarah (2009) UK Climate Projections science report: Marine and coastal projections. Technical Report. Met Office Hadley Centre.

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The UK has a long maritime heritage and the marine and coastal environment continues to play an important role in the national culture and economy. United Kingdom waters cover an area approximately three times greater than its land and the UKs coastline is the longest in the EU. Over half a million people are directly employed in maritime activities (e.g. shipping, tourism, fisheries) and 95% of international trade into and out of the UK passes through its sea ports (EU Maritime Policy Facts and Figures United Kingdom). In 2004 sea-fish with an initial value of £513 million were landed by the UK fishing fleet. It has been estimated that the total turnover of the marine sector in 1999–2000 was just under £70 billion, of which almost £40 billion was due to Oil & Gas and Leisure. Beyond the direct maritime economy the UKs marine environment provides a number of important goods and services to the UK. Along the coast, more than £150 billion of assets are estimated to be at risk from flooding by the sea, with an excess of £75 billion at risk in London alone (estimated from Halcrow, 2001).

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Marine Sciences
Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: Miss Kate Winfield
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 08:01
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 08:01
URI: http://cedadocs.ceda.ac.uk/id/eprint/1322

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