coastal management News

  • £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding

    Good news for communities at risk of flooding In yesterday’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding over the next two years. This is in addition to the £130m previously announced by the Government in early February and includes some revenue money as well as capital. It will fund repairs to flood defences damaged by the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Improving protection of coastal habitats

    Apartment blocks have sprung up across Southern Europe's coastlines in the last few decades, as tourists and residents alike vie for their patch of the shore. But as such human pressures increase, the expanse of unique natural habitats that Europe's coast holds are coming under increasing threat. A new framework suggests ways of categorising coastal habitats to allow them to be covered more ...

  • 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 tourism in Spanish coastal resorts

    The Spanish coast is a popular destination for tourists. A recent study has assessed the sustainability of tourism in these areas and the results can be used to guide future planning decisions. Sustainable tourism, as defined by the World Tourism Organisation1, has the aim of protecting natural, social and cultural resources to ensure these resources can meet the needs of current and future ...

  • Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management announces grants to help coastal communities combat water pollution

    Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles today announced $345,000 in grants available to help coastal communities improve coastal water quality by limiting polluted runoff from roads and upgrading boat waste “pumpout” facilities. The grants will further Governor Patrick’s commitment to protect the Commonwealth’s coast from pollution, Secretary Bowles said today. ...

  • Coastal structures change marine ecosystems

    The urbanisation of coastal areas and introduction of man-made structures, such as jetties and seawalls, are changing marine environments. A new analysis highlights the impacts of these changes on marine plants and animals and suggests options to manage the detrimental effects. Many of the world's largest cities are in coastal zones and more than 75 per cent of people are expected to live within ...

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Communities urged to prepare for coastal flooding

    Communities along the north east coast of England, including Yorkshire and the north coast of Norfolk, should prepare for the risk of coastal flooding. The Environment Agency and Met Office are forecasting that gale-force winds and large waves will combine with spring tides and a large surge later on Thursday and through Friday. This brings a risk of significant coastal flooding. Areas at ...

  • Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering 2016

    This week the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Exhibition takes place at the Excel Centre in London, UK, from 12-13 October. Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2016 is the UK's leading event in presenting global solutions and innovative concepts to professionals working in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering and flood risk authorities. The ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • 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: ...

  • How to improve the efficiency of public participation processes in coastal management

    Public participation in developing coastal management plans can have numerous benefits, such as augmenting expert information with local knowledge and building trust, a new study has confirmed; however, challenges remain, say the researchers. They use the experiences of 10 case studies to make a series of recommendations regarding how to improve the efficiency of the process. Public ...

  • Questions and answers on proposed directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management

    Why is the Commission proposing a Framework Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas is currently resulting in competition for maritime and coastal space and inefficient use of marine and coastal resources. On-going uncertainties and a lack of predictability regarding appropriate access to the maritime ...

  • Coral Triangle leaders adopt plan to manage coastal and marine resources

    ADB has welcomed the decision by six Asia and Pacific nations to endorse a Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) agreement that lays out a plan of action to ensure the sustainability of their shared coastal and marine resources. The Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security Plan of Action was signed today by heads of state from the six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • 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

  • Defra published Marine and Coastal Access Bill

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today welcomed publication of pioneering legislation for better protection and development of the seas around Britain. The Marine and Coastal Access Bill, published today, includes:     * a new network of marine conservation zones;    * the establishment of a new Marine Management Organisation which will be a centre of marine ...

  • Coastal zone and Bathymetric Lidar Conference session

    The first European Lidar Mapping Forum event is being held in The Hague, in the Netherlands from 30th November to 1st December 2010 and will have two conference sessions devoted to coastal zone and bathymetric Lidar. Novel approaches to laser-based hydrographic data acquisition and the evolution of coastal mapping and monitoring utilising Lidar and hyperspectral systems will be discussed along ...

  • Coastal Energy Schedules 2010 Annual General Meeting

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces that the 2010 Annual General Meeting of shareholders (the "AGM") will be held on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 10 AM (British Summer Time) at the offices of Strand Hanson Limited at 26 Mount Row, ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Zealanders to have their say on coastal development

    A Board of Inquiry has been appointed to get public feedback on a new national policy statement, which will guide councils on how to manage development along New Zealand's coastline. Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick has appointed the board to carry out public consultation on a draft New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement, which will update the 1994 statement. The document guides the management ...


    By New Zealand Government

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