FD1916 - Understanding the lowering of beaches in front of coastal defence structures

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2003
End date:30/06/2003
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Processes,
  • Coastal Defence
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Project Closing Statement: The main outputs from the scoping study were a Technical Report,a Project Record and a proposal for further research to form Phase 2. The report contains reviews of existing knowledge, methods for predicting beach lowering, and mitigation measures. It includes preliminary advice on scour mitigation, plus conclusions and a list of research needs, which have been used to define a larger research program for Phase 2 Summary Objective: To identify generic elements and processes involved in the scour of beaches in front of coastal defence structures and to define future research to improve our understanding of these. Key Customer Purpose: To improve understanding of scour in front of coastal defence structures and provide preliminary advice for the mitigation of the scour.