WIT Press


How Nautical Tourism Ports Affect The Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RAV090111

Volume

127

Pages

11

Page Range

123 - 133

Published

2009

Size

476 kb

Author(s)

J. Kasum, K. Bozic-Fredotovic & P. Vidan

Abstract

A nautical tourism port is a tourist facility, which, from a business, spatial, construction and functional aspect, provides a venue and service in its entirety for satisfying the requirements of nautical tourism and nautical tourists, namely boaters. In countries with a developed nautical tourism economy, an increased number of nautical tourism ports have been observed. It is therefore reasonable to expect the increase of their impact to the environment. In this paper the authors analysed stages in construction, exploitation and termination of exploitation of nautical tourism ports taken at the sample of 47 marinas in the archipelago of the Republic of Croatia. Nautical tourism ports have been created in compliance with legal regulations which currently conform to EU directives and construction practice. Their influence has been analysed for each phase, measures for preventing and eliminating environment disasters have been presented, as well as the programme of monitoring the environment status. New measures aimed at optimal managing of nautical tourism ports from the starting point of their influence to the environment have been proposed. Keywords: nautical tourism port, environment, influence, new measures.

Keywords

nautical tourism port, environment, influence, new measures