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This report is organized in four parts. Chapter 1 provides an introduction. Chapter 2 assesses the state of the Arctic coast under three broad disciplinary themes - physical, ecological, and human systems. Chapter 3 considers the need for and progress toward integrative approaches to monitoring, understanding, and managing change in Arctic coastal systems. Chapter 4 provides a synthesis and identifies data gaps and research priorities over the coming decade.
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Table of Contents: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. - KEY FINDINGS. - 1 INTRODUCTION. - 1.1 Background. - 1.2 The Circumpolar Arctic Coast. - 1.3 Rationale. - 1.4 Objectives and Organization of the Report. - 2 STATE OF THE ARCTIC COAST 2010 – A Thematic Assessment2.1. Physical State of the Circum-Arctic Coast. - 2.2. Ecological State of the Circum-Arctic Coast. - 2.3 Social, Economic and Institutional State of the Circum-Arctic Coast. - 3 INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE TO ARCTIC COASTAL CHANGE. - 3.1 Integrated Approaches to Coastal Change in the Arctic. - 3.2 Monitoring, Detecting and Modelling Coastal Change. - 3.3 Vulnerability, Adaptation, Adaptive Capacity and Resilience. - 3.4 Governance and Adaptation. - 4 SYNTHESIS AND FUTURE DIRECTION. - 4.1 Introduction. - 4.2 ICARP-II Science Plans. - 4.3 Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities . - 4.4 Building a Road Map to Integrated Coastal Systems Research in the Arctic. - 4.5 Summary Discussion. - 5 REFERENCES. - List of Contributors. - Acknowledgements.
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