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Get in the sea – should we allow coastal heritage sites to fall to ruin? Do all heritage sites deserve to be saved or should some be permitted to fall into natural ruin?

Get in the sea – should we allow coastal heritage sites to fall to ruin?

According to Caitlin DeSilvey, a cultural geography professor at the University of Exeter, some historic landmarks should be permitted to decay gracefully through a policy of managed “continuous ruination”. In other words, thanks to a perfect storm of falling budgets, climate change, rising sea levels, and, well, loads more storms, is it time to stop viewing heritage loss as a failure but instead as a necessary, even natural process of change? “Yes, but it’s not about abandoning stuff,” stresses Phil Dyke, coast and marine adviser at the National Trust, which owns 775 miles of coastline and cares for more than 500 coastal interests. *****Scaffolding around @NTlindisfarne during its restoration #Holyisland #Northumberland. *****Managed realignment - jury out: The impact of pre-restoration land-use and disturbance on sediment structure, hydrology and the sediment geochemical environment in restored saltmarshes. Highlights Poor plant species diversity in restored saltmarshes is attributed to poor drainage.

*****Managed realignment - jury out: The impact of pre-restoration land-use and disturbance on sediment structure, hydrology and the sediment geochemical environment in restored saltmarshes

Micro computed X-ray tomography provides novel data on sediment structure. *****Sylt, Germany: Improving coastal protection. Share.

*****Sylt, Germany: Improving coastal protection

The Holderness Coast - living with coastal erosion. Land quality and coastal management What is the relationship between land quality and the approach taken to manage its erosion?

The Holderness Coast - living with coastal erosion

Use the pop-ups on the map to help you. Land Grades Grade 1 - excellent quality agricultural land. Yorkshire Coast Radio - News - Man Made Island Plan for Scarborough. Plans for an artificial archipelago have been submitted for Scarborough’s South Bay.

Yorkshire Coast Radio - News - Man Made Island Plan for Scarborough

The man-made island has been inspired by the Palm Jumeirah islands in Dubai and would be home to holiday accommodation, a water sports centre with an enclosed lagoon, restaurants and an entertainment venue. The plans have been proposed by French development company Flora Lopi who have a track record of creating unique holiday resorts. The companies CEO, Pierre Fausses-Nouvelles hopes the development will have year round use. “We plan to use the resort to extend the season – with families holidaying in the five star resort during the summer and extreme surfers using the resort during the winter months, we will also bring touring shows to the islands theatre offering year round entertainment for the local population”

***** How Shanghai's "nose" grew between 1984 and 2016 / Coastal management - Advancing the line / #NASA #China #Shanghai. A Level Geography. About this case study Coastal environments provide many opportunities for human activities, and the potential for economic development.

A Level Geography

Coasts not only provide attractive environments for tourism, but access to the sea for transport, trade and fishing. However, taking advantage of these opportunities can unintentionally cause change within coastal landscape systems. Sediment budgets may be affected and rates of natural processes may be altered. These changes may then require management in order to mitigate their impacts. Mappleton is located on the Holderness Coast of East Yorkshire. At Holderness the environment is primarily one of fetch-limited wind wave development, the dominant wave direction is north-easterly, creating a north-south orientated net long shore current. The medium prediction for sea level rise along the Holderness coast is about 30 cm in the next fifty years (6 mm/year). Beaches along the coast comprise mainly of shingle and sand eroded from the clay till.

*****Longshore drift: Electronically-tagged pebbles used in new Hayling flood defence - The News. 100 years ago today, the village of Hallsands was lost to the sea. Many here for the Commemoration. #coastalerosion. Have you read our blog on the Islands of Sand? #remotesensing #landsat #earthobservation. Pics Ive taken of Green Lane in Skipsea, EastYorks where residents have lost 1 METRE of garden in A DAY following the tidal surge #Stormhour. Covering the aftermath of the tidal surge in Skipsea, East Yorkshire. ***How to build resilient coastlines Using natural infrastructure solutions Meet Oyster Reef Structures.

Most U.K. coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms. Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.

Most U.K. coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

Researchers from the University and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have undertaken one of the most detailed assessments of extreme sea level and coastal flooding ever carried out for the U.K.. Their findings are published in Nature Research journal Scientific Data. The team examined exceptionally high sea levels using tide gauge records dating from 1915 to 2014. Giant Sausage To Protect Dawlish Warren. There are some excellent opportunities for fieldwork or class-based studies using recent decisions made to control flooding in the Exe estuary in Devon.

Giant Sausage To Protect Dawlish Warren

The Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council are working together on a new beach management scheme at Dawlish Warren, which will get under way in early 2017. CC and TGS cause huge acceleration in erosion of England's white cliffs. The iconic white cliffs of southern England are eroding 10 times faster than they have over the past few thousand years, a new study has revealed.

CC and TGS cause huge acceleration in erosion of England's white cliffs

The cause of the huge acceleration is likely to be human management of the coastline, which has stripped some cliffs of their protective beaches, as well as changes in storm intensity. Climate change, which is bringing higher sea levels and fiercer waves, will make the erosion even worse, say scientists. *This sinking isle: the homeowners battling coastal erosion. Bryony Nierop-Reading is being evicted by the sea.

*This sinking isle: the homeowners battling coastal erosion

Since Cyclone Xaver struck the Norfolk coast in December 2013, threatening to destroy her bungalow atop the sandy cliffs of Happisburgh, she has been living in a ramshackle caravan perched on what is left of her small paddock. Beyond a temporary “road closed” sign, the asphalt comes to an abrupt end, hanging over a precipice. Danger of Death, Birnbeck Pier, Weston-super-Mare, Avon. #ukcoastwalk.

Sandscaping could help to protect vulnerable villages from flooding. 11:52 24 October 2016 Miles Jermy Flood warnings at Walcott. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2013. EU effect on Blackpool beaches – before and after pictures. Coastal squeeze: How Britain's shoreline changed in 50 years. Living Geography: Cromer Goats. Are seawalls the best answer to rising sea levels – or is retreat a better option?

Coastal management of sea level rise: Mega-margins San Francisco. When a massive earthquake and fire leveled San Francisco neighborhoods in 1906, developers used the disaster to circumvent red tape and build much denser housing than before. Now a team of designers thinks that an impending disaster—sea level rise—can help the Bay Area solve its current housing crisis in a similar way. In a new speculative design called "Mega Margin," they map out how neighborhoods bordering the waterfront could retreat from rising water, with new parks at the water's edge.

A ring of new buildings, safely set back, would be built to house many more people than a typical block in San Francisco, Berkeley, or San Mateo currently holds. "Living Shorelines" Will Get Fast Track to Combat Sea Level Rise. As sea levels rise along U.S. coasts, it may soon get easier for people and local governments to obtain federal permits to build what are known as “living shorelines,” natural or nature-based structures designed to protect communities and infrastructure from extreme storms and flooding even as they protect habitat.