Difference between revisions of "Coast protection"

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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* For more information on the background of coastal protection and protection against different types of erosion, see [[coastal protection]].
 
* For more information on the background of coastal protection and protection against different types of erosion, see [[coastal protection]].
* Different protection measures are described in [[Shore protection, coast protection and sea defence methods]].  
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* Different protection measures are described in [[Hard coastal protection structures]] and [[Dealing with coastal erosion]].  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:19, 9 February 2019

Definition of Coast protection:
Measures aimed at protecting the coast against coastline retreat, thus protecting housing, infrastructure, the coast and the hinterland from erosion often at the expense of losing the beach and the dynamic coastal landscape. Coast protection often consists of hard structures such as revetments or groynes[1].
This is the common definition for Coast protection, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Notes

Coastal protection structures are important components that can lead to a coastal squeeze[2], which can result in the loss of coastal habitats and ecosystems with implications for the plants and animals occurring there. See also the article threats to the coastal zone.

See also

References

  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.
  2. Doody, J.P. (2004) 'Coastal squeeze' - an historical perspective. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 10/1-2, 129-138.