Coastline changes and inadequate management between Kilyos and Karaburun shoreline
Cem Gazioglu, Zeki Yasar Yücel, Selmin Burak, Erdogan Okus, Bedri Alpar
University of Istanbul, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Vefa, 34470, Istanbul, TURKEY
The shoreline between Karaburun and Kilyos is tairly flat and mostly lined by beaches. The fact that sea water is shallow and the Belgrade Forest situated just behind the shoreline increases the touristic value of the area. However, coal, sand and clay are being produced at various quarries just behind the shoreline. As a result of open-surface excavations and mining, the accumulation of removed material has caused deterioration of the natural shoreline. During recent years depletion of coal reserves on land has caused mining activities to shift towards the shoreline. In this study based on the changes of the shoreline, the amount of area filled up with excavated material has been calculated by using remote sensing methods.
Keywords: Coastal management, coastal usage, remote sensing, mining, Istanbul