Sustainable Development in Coastal Area

Coastal areas and small islands become a special areas for some people because many activities are carried out there. In the area, there are also coastal communities that are fishermen or ship providers for transportation. Security guarantees for every community that has interests in coastal areas are very important, such as the installation of boundaries between water and land, as well as docks for ships. CMI can assist development for coastal areas with a variety of wood piling wrap.

For sustainable development, several things are needed that can realize development in coastal areas.

Supporting Capacity of Coastal Area

Carrying capacity is a basic concept developed for sustainable natural resource and environmental management activities. This concept was developed to prevent damage or degradation of natural resources and the environment. Carrying capacity is a more general term for the character of the environment and its ability to accommodate a particular activity or the pace of activity without unacceptable impacts.

Carrying capacity is the number of organisms or the number of business activities or total production, that can be supported by an area, ecosystem, or coastline. For a defined area, it is known as the carrying capacity of the region, namely the ability of the region to maintain various resource uses (development activities). The carrying capacity of an area is not static but can decrease due to human activities that produce waste or natural damage, such as natural disasters, or can even be increased through proper management of the area.

The concept of carrying capacity is based on the idea that the environment has the maximum capacity to support an organism’s growth. Carrying capacity is divided into 4 types, namely: ecological, physical, social, and economic carrying capacity.

1. Ecological Carrying Capacity: the maximum level (both in number and volume) of the utilization of a resource or ecosystem that can be accommodated by an area before the ecological quality declines.

2. Physical Carrying Capacity: the maximum amount of utilization of a resource or ecosystem that can be absorbed by an area without causing a decrease in physical quality.

3. Social Supporting Capacity: the level of comfort and appreciation of users of a resource or ecosystem towards an area due to the presence of other users at the same time.

4. Economic Supporting Capacity: the level of business scale in the utilization of a resource that sustainably provides maximum economic benefits.

Of the four carrying capacities that are often used is the ecological carrying capacity, which is also referred to as the environmental carrying capacity.