Littoral and Coastal Management in Supporting Maritime Security for Realizing Indonesia as World Maritime Axis

Agus Brotosusilo, I. Wayan Agus Apriana, Afrizal Agung Satria, Trisasono Jokopitoyo

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Abstract

The Indonesian under President Joko Widodo has new goal to make Indonesia as the world maritime axis. This is supported by the geographic of Indonesia as the largest archipelagic country where the sea is two-thirds wide among the whole spacious. Indonesia is the world largest archipelagic state. More than two-third of its territory consist of seas. The ecosystem of littoral and coastal has correlative relationship with country development. There is no doubt of physically facts that Indonesian littoral and coastal with total wide of 5.8 million km2 is rich with various natural resources. Therefore, the condition of Indonesia with its world second longest coastline has several comparative advantages. Not only the country has an abundant natural resources, but it also blessed by demographic bonus advantage. The population of Indonesian is the fifth largest in the world which approximately 220 million people and approximately 60 percent among them live at coastal areas. The people in coastal area relies their live from its surrounding natural resource. Hence, most of their life and daily activity is related with the presence of natural resources. The dealing of conflict potential and attention to maritime security are important to be studied as a reference in preparing and facing the government policies that will lead to the development of maritime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012016
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Geological, Geographical, Aerospace and Earth Science, AeroEarth 2015 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Sep 201527 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • coastal management
  • littoral areas
  • maritime axis
  • natural system
  • security conflict

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