Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

Coastal Zones Boundaries

Considering the objectives of integrated coastal zone management, it is necessary to define the coastal zone in land and sea along the Iranian northern and southern coasts. In this zone, future management instructions will be presented in addition to the accomplishment of various related studies. In these studies, the preliminary suggested boundaries in the first phase will be investigated and in case of dissimilarity of studied boundaries and project objectives, the necessary rectifications
In these studies, the definition of the coastal areas from different perspectives have been provided separately, and fundamentals, definitions, zonings, their reasons and many other cases were scrutinized and based on these studies, the marine and land borders for ICZM plan were suggested. Also, the experiences of many countries, which have had activities in the context of ICZM, were reviewed in order to provide a more transparent picture of the issue.
 One of results concerned the fact that many countries have used one of the following four frameworks for the zoning of coastal areas:
1. Determination of the boundary by a constant distance from a baseline
2. Determination of the boundary by a constant height contour
3. Determination of the boundary by land-use
4. Determination of the boundary by the division of catchment areas

Also three definitions have been used to determine the marine coastal areas:
1. Determination of the boundary based on the distance from the coastline
2. Determination of the boundary based on the land-use
3. Determination of the boundary based on political borders

Provision of coastal zone maps with scales of 1:250000 and 1:25000 in northern and southern coasts. These maps contain political divisions and boundaries of ICZM plan.
Coastal Zone Boundaries in Iran
• Coastal Water Zone (CWZ)
• Near Shore Zone (NSZ)
• Sea Level Fluctuation Zone (SLFZ)
• Hazard Zone (HZ)
• Coastal Area (CA)
• Coastal Zone (CZ)
• Shore Area (SA)

coastal zone boundaries