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==Argus applications==
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'''Compendium for Coast and Sea - creating a marine science-policy interface'''
Successful use of [[video technology|video monitoring techniques]] in support of coastal management and engineering involves the quantification of relevant coastal state information from video data. Sophisticated, operational video analysis methods nowadays enable the quantification of:
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# [[Shoreline]] evolution and beach width, to evaluate the potential for recreation or to assess the morphological impact of a storm event
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The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an integrated knowledge document about the socio-economic, environmental and institutional aspects of the coast and sea in Flanders and Belgium. As such, it constitutes a one-stop shop for data and information from the Flemish and Belgian marine and maritime research community and experts. The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an initiative of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and was developed in close collaboration with experts from the research community, government, industry and civil society organisations. The first version of the Compendium was launched in 2013, a second edition was presented in 2015.
# [[Erosion|Erosional]] and accretional sediment volumes at the intertidal beach, for example to evaluate the morphological impact of coastal structures, to investigate seasonal fluctuations in beach dynamics and [[beach nourishment|beach nourishments]] or to study the behaviour of morphological features such as sand spits and tidal flats near a harbour entrance
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# [[Subtidal]] beach [[bathymetry]], to evaluate coastal safety, to assess the behaviour and performance of [[shore nourishment|shoreface nourishments]] or even to facilitate military operations
 
# Wave run-up, to evaluate the stability of coastal structures such as [[seawall|seawalls]], harbour moles and [[revetment|revetments]]
 
# Coastal State Indicators with a high resolution in time through assimilation of model computations with Argus observations
 
 
 
In a research context, video monitoring techniques have been applied to quantify alongshore flow velocities, wave characteristics such as wave angle and period, the occurrence of algae bloom and the distribution and persistence of rip currents. Future applications may involve the monitoring of visitor density at the beach and the prediction of rip currents.
 
 
 
The continuous collection of long-term, high-resolution data sets carries the additional advantage of a posteriori data selection, for instance for the consistent assessment of storm damage to public and private property and the early recognition of important [[erosion]] trends.
 

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Compendium for Coast and Sea - creating a marine science-policy interface


The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an integrated knowledge document about the socio-economic, environmental and institutional aspects of the coast and sea in Flanders and Belgium. As such, it constitutes a one-stop shop for data and information from the Flemish and Belgian marine and maritime research community and experts. The Compendium for Coast and Sea is an initiative of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and was developed in close collaboration with experts from the research community, government, industry and civil society organisations. The first version of the Compendium was launched in 2013, a second edition was presented in 2015.