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'''Sand Dunes in Europe
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'''Compendium for Coast and Sea - creating a marine science-policy interface'''
[[Image:Yellow_dune.jpg|thumb|right|200px|'''Figure 3''': Yellow dune, with Marram Grass and Sand Couch, Wales, UK. Copyright J Pat Doody]][[Image:Dune grassland.jpg|thumb|right|20px|'''Figure 4''': Calcareous dune grassland with ''Galium verum'' and ''Anacamptis pyramidalis'', Western Isles, Scotland. Copyright J Pat Doody]]It also includes links to more detailed reports on individual countries prepared as part of a revised 'Sand Dune Inventory of Europe' (Doody ed. 1991)]]
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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.
 
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==Introduction==
 
Coastal sand dunes develop on coastlines with an adequate supply of material within the size range 0.2-2.0mms. The critical factor is the availability of a sufficiently large beach, which dries out at low tide and where sand grains are blown onto the land by the action of the wind.Sand dunes occur in many parts of the World, along coasts and in deserts. In most locations in the temperate regions of the world, vegetation plays an important role in the growth of the typical dune landscape, which is so familiar to anyone visiting the 'seaside', by facilitating the accumulation of sediment. In Europe [[European Sand Dune Distribution|sand dunes border]] long stretches of the coastline. The wind blows the sediment inland to form accumulations a few centimetres to 40m or more thick...
 

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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.