L’apport de la notion de population présente dans l’analyse du peuplement littoral

Abstract : The notion of the coastal population or pressure related to coastalisation implies analysis of the present population along the coastal strip. Yet this notion is traditionally examined via the notion of the resident population supplemented by studies of tourist numbers. Summer surveys of beachgoers conducted as part of the University of La Rochelle's Tourism and Leisure Practices Observatory show, however, that a significant portion of the population visiting tourist sites is not picked up by these measurements. This is particularly true of day-trippers. These categories can represent a sizeable portion of visitors to certain coastal sites and are prone to specific timeframes and expectations. In order to fine-tune analysis of the coastal population, it therefore strucks us as important to focus on the nature of these categories, the way to measure them, their spatial practices and the timeframes of their visits. Management of tourist sites requires this kind of precision. Factoring in this aspect makes it possible to offer or guarantee a quality environment in keeping with the expectations of populations visiting the site. We will therefore examine the way in which coastal populations are currently measured, the scales on which they are processed and the objectives of these measurements. This will enable greater understanding of their value and their limits, particularly as part of analysis of the present population on the local scale.
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Caroline Blondy, Luc Vacher, Didier Vye. L’apport de la notion de population présente dans l’analyse du peuplement littoral. Espace Populations Sociétés, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2013, pp.95-110. ⟨http://eps.revues.org/5354 ⟩. ⟨hal-01239696⟩

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