FD1915 - Understanding & Predicting Beach Morphological Change Processess Associated with the Erosion of Cohesive Foreshores

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:17/03/2003
End date:09/01/2004
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Processes,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Coastal Defence
Project Closing Statement:
This project comprised a scoping study, to current best practice, of the processes of weathering and erosion of cohesive shore platforms and their interactions with adjoining beaches (and cliffs). The study identifies R&D needs and recommendations to address gaps in understanding of these types of shoreline. The main outputs are a scoping report reviewing previous research in the field and providing preliminary advice. It will be used by a wide-ranging audience, although targeted primarily to coastal managers.

Summary Objective:
a)To identify current best practice / state of the art into the Processes associated with the erosion of cohesive foreshores and interactions with the sediment budget, and b) to identify the research and development needs to address the gaps in current knowledge.

Key Customer Purpose:
To provide guidance of best practise to those manageing an eroding cohesive coastline such as prevails along the East Coast of England and the Severn Estuary.