The most densely populated coastal areas of the planet in 2015 By Jacques GUILLAUME L'Atlas Bleu / Living Coastal population density, deadly disaster, vulnerability The article provides a cartographic inventory of major coastal urban agglomerations and their geographical distribution on a global scale. It discusses the challenges posed in terms of exposure to risks in these densely populated areas, where varying societal characteristics add to the demographic density, varying from one place to another. In Asia, although the monsoon
Habitat vulnerability to coastal flooding risks. The example of L’Épine (Vendée, France) By Axel CREACH, Elie CHEVILLOT-MIOT and Denis MERCIER L'Atlas Bleu / Living Marine submersion, housing exposure, hazard, Xynthia, L’Epine, Vendée Based on the example of a municipality of the Noirmoutier island (Vendée), the article examines the vulnerability of housing to the risk of marine submersion of the Xynthia storm type, in a context of coastal urbanisation in low-lying areas. The cartographic synthesis allows to compare the potential water level and the architectural character of each construction, and to determine
Clandestine migrations in the Gulf of Guinea, non-native fishing camps on the Gabonese coast and in the Akanda National Park By Chancia NYINGUÉMA and Patrick POTTIER L'Atlas Bleu / Living Clandestine migration, foreign fisher, Gabonese coast, Akanda National Park The article describes clandestine maritime migrations at the scale of the Gulf of Guinea, and analyses the relationship with fishing communities practices through the examples of the Gabonese coast and the Akanda National Park. Indeed, the structuring and expansion of artisanal fishing practices in these areas favors the creation and settlement of
Vulnerability of Ivory Coast beaches to erosion By Célestin HAUHOUOT, Philibert KOFFI, Patrick POTTIER L'Atlas Bleu / Living Ivory Coast, coastal erosion, destroyed building, precariousness of the population, sector from Grand-Lahou to Assinie After highlighting the main physical characteristics of the Ivorian coastline on a national scale and proposing a typology of the sensitivity of its coastlines to erosion, the article examines the problem of coastal hindsight according to the point of view of the vulnerability of inhabited places. Several local examples are studied, showing the scope of the damage
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