Piracy worldwide and its recent developments (1985-2012). The case of Africa
Piracy worldwide and its recent developments (1985-2012). The case of Africa By François GUIZIOU et Daenis OTSA'A NGUEMA L'Atlas Bleu / Preventing Maritime piracy, evolution, spatial characteristic, Gulf of Guinea, Gulf of Aden, Africa Through maps and graphs, the article presents the world geographical context of maritime piracy and its recent evolution. Maritime piracy has been geographically refocused on the African “shores”. Then, it examines in details the piracy occurred on the coasts and seas of the African zones concerned by this phenomenon (Gulf of Guinea and Gulf of Aden), by
Eutrophication of coastal waters: the case of Brittany’s green tides
Eutrophication of coastal waters: the case of Brittany’s green tides By Nicolas ROLLO L'Atlas Bleu / Protecting Eutrophication, green algae, covered area, evolution, Brittany After a contextualisation of the coastal waters eutrophication (world map), the article examines the case of Brittany, a French region strongly affected by this phenomenon. Graphical documents allow to assess its spatial impact in 2008 and its evolution from 1997 to 2011. Several elements of context on the fight against green tides are specified from an economic point of view.
The Costa Concordia disaster and cruise tourism
The Costa Concordia disaster and the develpment of cruise tourism worldwide By Jacques GUILLAUME L'Atlas Bleu / Exploiting Costa Concordia, disaster, shipwreck, tourism, cruise, evolution The shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, occurred on January 13 2012 on the Italian coasts, brings to light the question about safety of cruise tourism, which know an important growth in different maritime geographical areas of the planet. The disaster gives an opportunity to grasp the main recent characteristics and evolution of this tourist activity sector deployed on the seas and coasts.