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Interesting map.... Coastal erosion up to 2025 with ‘no active intervention’. New video for GCSE and A-level: The challenges of sea-level rise and coastal management @timeforgeog with @UWE_GEM @UWEBristol , @The_GA @ESTA_UK. Coasts Grade Booster video: Examine how soft engineering could prevent coastal erosion. (8) on Time for Geography @timeforgeog #Revision #GCSE. Old photos of coast. Hard engineering. Soft engineering. Great to see large scale restoration of protective coastal wetlands happening.

Here are three easy but effective strategies employed in Denmark to defend vulnerable cities against rising sea levels and flooding.… #Bexhill Groyne 76 I started an archive of post top images in 2002 but sometimes you catch that change over time over night 1 post 1 night. Great case study of #CoastalErosion here at @nationaltrust #BirlingGap eroding 70cm/yr! #ManagedRetreat @Edexcel_Geog @RGS_IBGschools. *****Isostatic change > coastal management: New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit. Image copyright AFP.

*****Isostatic change > coastal management: New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

Boscombe beach management 1936! Secondary data is great if you spend some time in the local libraries! Floods and erosion are ruining Britain’s most significant sites. Climate change is already wrecking some of Britain’s most significant sites, from Wordsworth’s gardens in Cumbria to the white cliffs on England’s south coast, according to a new report.

Floods and erosion are ruining Britain’s most significant sites

Floods and erosion are damaging historic places, while warmer temperatures are seeing salmon vanishing from famous rivers and birds no longer visiting important wetlands. The report was produced by climate experts at Leeds University and the Climate Coalition, a group of 130 organisations including the RSPB, National Trust, WWF and the Women’s Institute. £3.4m Welsh and Irish coastal erosion study begins. Lake Ontario erosion continues. This home in Sodus Point, NY about to collapse into lake, owner to tear down @spann @JimCantore @StormHour.

West Runton collapsing cliffs - Norfolk UK aerial #Norfolk #aerial #cliffs #WestRunton #aerials #coast #aerialphotography #collapse. This nature reserve in Essex was built using spoil from London's Crossrail project - and now nature is thriving there... □□□ *****Advance the line: Land Reclamation in the Netherlands...(Animated GIF) Long exposure on the sculptured sea defences on the #wirral #merseyside. *****The Coastguard is warning people to keep their distance from cliff edges after a massive fall of fifty thousand tonnes of chalk at #Seaford. 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? *****Scaffolding around @NTlindisfarne during its restoration #Holyisland #Northumberland. *****Sylt, Germany: Improving coastal protection. Share.

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

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.

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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. In particular, they set out to assess the footprint of flooding along the U.K. coast. 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.

Sandscaping could help to protect vulnerable villages from flooding

PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2013. Coastal squeeze: How Britain's shoreline changed in 50 years. Living Geography: Cromer Goats. 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. "The Mega Margin targets an area that will inevitably need to change in response to sea level rise," says designer Emily Schlickman, who worked on the project with Anya Domlesky at XL, a new innovation lab at the Bay Area-based design firm SWA. Along the bay, the Mega Margin uses natural space and parks as a buffer. "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.

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering a new category to its nationwide permits that would allow speedier approval of living shorelines, which include wetlands with sea and marsh grasses, sand dunes, mangroves, and coral reefs. Currently, it’s much faster for property owners in many parts of the country to get a permit for sea walls, bulkheads and other so-called gray infrastructure than it is to get a permit for construction of nature-based systems.