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|Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
|LOICZ is a globally active core project of the International
Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global
Environmental Change (IHDP).
LOICZ aims to provide science that contributes towards
understanding the Earth system in order to inform, educate
and contribute to the sustainability of the worldâ€™s coastal
zone. Therefore LOICZ seeks to inform the scientific
community, policymakers, managers and stakeholders on the
relevance of global environmental change in the coastal zone.
LOICZ generates own scientific synthesis and assessment and works through an international portfolio of affiliated projects and capacity building activities. The coastal scale applied includes the water continuum from source to sea and combines natural and social science aspects.