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= Classification of Coastlines == |+|
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Image: classification coast.jpg| thumb|right| A classification of coastlines and a presentation of morphological features.]] |+|
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general principles have been presented for the [[Classification of Coastal Profiles| classification of coastal profiles]]. However, the type of coastal profile is not sufficient to characterise the [[coastal morphology]] or to evaluate the stability of the [[coastline]]s, as these conditions also depend on the [[longshore transport|longshore processes]]. The interaction between the longshore processes and the given coastal geology, sediment supply, etc., results in the formation of different types of coastlines and coastal features. Therefore, in order to be able to make an overall evaluation of a certain site in relation to [[shoreline management]] activities, it is also relevant to study the coastline features. This is done by dividing the coastlines into nearly straight sections and into special coastal features, such as [[deltas]], [[barrier islands]], [[sand spits]], etc. The nearly straight coastlines are subdivided into categories dependent on the [[Angle of Incidence|angle of incidence]] of the prevailing [[waves]] and dependent on wave exposure. The geomorphological processes associated with these physical strutures are also fundamental to the way in which the more dynamic habitats and ecosystems of [[Terrestrial coastal habitats and ecosystems|coastal terrestrial]] areas and [[Coastal habitats and ecosystems in transitional waters|transitional waters]] develop. |+|
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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.