BISAC NAT010000 Ecology
BISAC NAT045050 Ecosystems & Habitats / Coastal Regions & Shorelines
BISAC NAT025000 Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
BISAC NAT045030 Ecosystems & Habitats / Polar Regions
BISAC SCI081000 Earth Sciences / Hydrology
BISAC SCI092000 Global Warming & Climate Change
BISAC SCI020000 Life Sciences / Ecology
BISAC SCI039000 Life Sciences / Marine Biology
BISAC SOC053000 Regional Studies
BISAC TEC060000 Marine & Naval
Information-Prediction Automatic System (IPAS) was developed for the Baltic Sea shore within the Kaliningrad District in 2005-2006 years and implemented in the State Organization of the Kaliningrad District "Baltberegozaschita" (coastal management authority) in 2007. It is used as database for shore protection engineering and a tool for analyses and forecasting of coastal processes, and has three blocks - database, forecast block and information-cartographic block. Information-cartographic block regularly accumulates the results of annual monitoring - surveys on shore segments with returning period of 6-7 years using reference system of permanent monitoring bench marks each 500 meters on the Vistula Spit, shore of Sambiya Peninsula and the Curonian Spit. IPAS is regularly used for processing and analysis of data, preparation of analytical notes for the Government of Kaliningrad Oblast and for municipal authorities. Information stored in IPAS was used for development of two programs of actions: "Protection of the shore of the Baltic Sea, the Vistula and Curonian lagoons within the Kaliningrad Oblast for the period 2014-2020 years" and "The concept of integrated development of shore protection in the Kaliningrad Oblast for the period 2013-2020 years". Optimal engineering solutions were recommended by using of the forecast block of IPAS for promenade protection constructions in Zelenogradsk and Svetlogorsk as well as for the project "Construction of beach protection in Svetlogorsk".
seacoasts, database, forecast, monitoring.