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 JEP  Vol.8 No.5 , May 2017
GIS Based Analysis of Shoreline Change in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Abstract: The study is an attempt to detect shoreline and land use change with a view to determining the trend and nature of the change in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Landsat and Ikonos imageries and GIS techniques were utilized in capturing these changes over a period of 22 years (1986 to 2008) using 3 time periods. The result of the analysis indicated that there were more eroding than accretion portion in the shoreline of the study area. The study recommended monitoring of the shoreline change from time to time, establishment and enforcement of development setbacks, implementation of development control measures as well as the introduction of integrated coastal zone planning and management within the Niger Delta region to reduce hazards and protect the beautiful sand beaches.
Cite this paper: Ekong, F. (2017) GIS Based Analysis of Shoreline Change in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Protection, 8, 637-649. doi: 10.4236/jep.2017.85041.
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