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Olga E. Arkhipova

Federal Research Center The Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Chehova str., 41, 344006, Rostov-on-Don, Russia,

Yulia M. Lychagina

Federal Research Center The Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Chehova str., 41, 344006, Rostov-on-Don, Russia,


At the present stage of development of society in the densely populated southern European region of Russia, there are repeated threatening natural processes and phenomena of regional and local scales against the backdrop of increasing complexity of technical solutions and technologies, construction of new industrial and hydraulic engineering objects.

It is necessary to develop scientific approaches and innovative methods for studying the century climate fluctuations, extreme dangerous phenomena of both natural and anthropogenic nature for decision-making at different administrative levels in order to reveal the patterns of formation of territorial environmental problems in the system “society—nature”.

In recent decades, the practice of using electronic maps has developed in geographic studies, and the direction “Creation and use of geographic information systems (GIS)” has been formed. Without the involvement of information technologies, existing fundamental voluminous cartographic publications cannot be sufficiently used and comprehended at present.

The purpose of this study is the development and creation of the Atlas Information System (AIS) for assessing the sustainable development of the coastal zone of the Azov Sea. Its theme touches on long-term climate changes, catastrophic natural phenomena, socio-economic threats and risks in the Azov Sea region. The Atlas implementation process involves the use of the latest modern technologies and achievements in the field of GIS. The basis of development for solving urgent scientific problems was the complex GIS “Azov Sea”. The approach presented in the paper will make it possible to translate the fully functional multi-purpose GIS developed for specialists into a lightweight version of the AIS with sections of a specific orientation and accessible to a wide range of users without special skills.


atlas, information system, sustainable development, the Sea of Azov, coastal zone.


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For citation: Arkhipova O.E., Lychagina Yu.M. ATLAS INFORMATION SYSTEM OF ESTIMATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COASTAL ZONE OF THE AZOV SEA Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2018;24(1):68–74