Land cover changes in 0-10 km coastal zone of European regional seas (1990-2000)

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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During the last decade important land use and land cover changes can be observed in the 10 kilometres coastal strip in the five European Regional seas



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In general terms, the artificial use of the coastal zone has grown intensively especially in the Mediterranean (804 km2), and in the Atlantic (690 km2). The North Sea shows a smaller growth of artificial (235 km2), together with the Baltic Sea (142 km2) and the Black Sea with the lowest value of change (11 km2).

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