coastal erosion News

  • LiDAR monitoring coastal erosion

    Subject to intense meteorological events, including windstorms and heavy waves, Corsica has seen significant erosion of its coastline in the past 25 years and a decline in the surface area occupied by seagrass beds. Key to the success of this new initiative will be the Hawk Eye II scanning device, with its capability to capture precision data from both land and seabed terrain simultaneously, in ...

  • Sustainable approach to tackle coastal erosion in Thailand

    Panya Changcharoen still remembers when he was a child and the Bang Khunthian District stone, marking the edge of Bangkok, was in a lush mangrove forest. Now, at 60, he finds it hard to believe the shore has eroded so much that the marker lies stranded far out in the muddy sea. 'All the mangrove forests are gone and coastal erosion keeps getting worse, especially during the monsoon season,' ...


    By IRIN

  • Managing the twin risks of flooding and erosion in coastal areas

    Coastal areas are naturally at risk from erosion and flooding, but this risk is increased by the effects of climate change. A recent study has examined choices for regulators and coastline managers and suggests that successful management in high risk areas needs a fully integrated approach involving all stakeholders. Managing the interactions between the natural environment and socio-economic ...

  • New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

    Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey study looked at more than 50 years of data and found an average yearly shoreline change of 1.4 meters - or more than 4 1/2 feet - taking both ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK Tests Six Ways to Reduce Flooding, Coastal Erosion

    LONDON, UK (ENS) - The role that farmlands and trees can play in reducing the risk of flooding brought on by climate change will be explored in a new government funded study aimed at pushing the boundaries of policy on flooding and coastal erosion. 'We can't hide from the consequences of climate change,' said Minister for Climate Change and Environment Ian Pearson, announcing ...

  • WFS Technologies led consortium delivers world’s first real-time networked coastal erosion monitoring system

    A WFS Technologies led consortium has delivered the world’s first real-time networked coastal erosion monitoring system. More than half of the world"s population lives within 60 km of a coastline zone. As changing global climate and rising sea levels speed up coastal erosion, researchers need to monitor what is happening beneath the surface of the sea.  Understanding coastal erosion ...


    By WFS Energy & Environment

  • Pacific islands to map coastal hazards

    Pacific Island researchers will be trained in skills such as coastal hazard mapping as part of a programme to use science to make coastal communities safer and more resilient. The US$1.3-million programme is part of an expansion of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) into US-affiliated Pacific Islands, beginning next month (October) and led ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Predicting sediment flow in coastal vegetation

    Original story at MIT News Seagrass, kelp beds, mangroves, and other aquatic vegetation are often considered “ecosystem engineers” for their ability to essentially create their own habitats: ...

  • Salt marshes protect shorelines by reducing waves and erosion

    Conserving salt marshes helps protect our coasts, according to research which shows that they stabilise shorelines and protect them from damage by incoming waves. Their benefits are particularly significant in light of the destruction caused by storms and flooding, which are likely to increase under climate change. Despite their protective benefits, salt marshes are frequently ...

  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

  • Mangroves reduce coastal damage from tropical storms

    Mangroves can help protect coastal communities by reducing the height and power of waves generated by storms, and by reducing coastal flooding during tropical cyclones, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • National Coastal Protection Conference Coming to Southern California

    With the devastating impacts of rising sea levels increasingly evident, authorities from around the country will meet in Anaheim, CA this August for a highly focused symposium on protecting our shoreline infrastructure from the potential devastation of the rising tides. Procedures for evaluating sea level change, the unforeseen consequences of coastal flooding, impact ...


  • UN project seeks to protect West African coastline from erosion

    In West Africa, the coast is more than just a simple marker between land and sea. It’s also the home of millions – as much as 80 per cent of the populations of many countries live nearby – and a vital source of livelihoods and income thanks to the critical industries of fishing and tourism. Now the region’s lifeline is under siege. Partly because of man-made climate change, West Africa’s ...


    By United Nations

  • Coastal wetlands can protect against rising sea levels and increasing storms

    Coastal wetlands can substantially reduce erosion, property damage and human deaths in the face of rising sea levels and severe storms, recent research concludes. Understanding whether wetlands can provide effective coastal protection is essential to developing effective climate change adaptation strategies. Over a third of the global population live in coastal areas, and the number of ...

  • New York’s IEQ Experts Provide Advice for Coastal Property Managers and Owners

    Some of the nation’s most expensive coastal real estate can be found from Cape May in New Jersey to Long Island’s Gold Coast and up to Newport, Rhode Island. Thousands of multimillion dollar coastal homes are situated on this exclusive stretch of beachfront property.   Having a full time or vacation home on the coast is a dream come true for many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • WWF applauds new marine conservation push in coastal East Africa

    Ministers and officials from ten countries and territories in East Africa yesterday endorsed or signed off on a potentially far-reaching protocol to protect East Africa’s coastal and marine environment from land-based activities and pollution. The new protocol - five years in the making - makes the western Indian Ocean the third marine area of the world to achieve a multilateral agreement to ...


    By WWF UK

  • ERS Delivers Restorative Planting for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

    Ecological Restoration Services, L.L.C., (ERS), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), has successfully completed restorative planting projects along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. ERS won competitive bids from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to grow, store, deliver and install native Louisiana vegetation species to enable and ensure coastal protection following ...

  • Sensors in Space Allow Daily Coastal Water Quality Monitoring

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Using data from instruments aboard two NASA satellites, Florida researchers have created a way to map the fleeting changes in coastal water quality from space - something that has long evaded researchers and coastal managers relying only on ground-based measurements. This information has direct application for resource managers working on ...

  • Technology partnership to provide vital new information to coastal engineers

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has entered into a two year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Marlan Maritime Technologies Ltd to develop innovative remote sensing services for the survey of intertidal zones. The partnership builds on the existing collaborative R&D between Marlan, the NOC and the University of Liverpool which included a successful ERDF-funded collaboration as ...

  • Pa. DEP Awards Grants to Restore, Protect Pennsylvania`s Coastal Zones

     The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $900,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary. The agency is now accepting applications for 2013. Coastal zone management grants support programs that measure the impact of various pollution ...

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