Communication of Coastal Erosion Information to Shorefront Residents: The User Perspective

by Gail A. Kucma-Kenny, NJ Dep of Environmental Protection, Office of Environmental Analysis, Trenton, NJ, USA,
Karl F. Nordstrom, NJ Dep of Environmental Protection, Office of Environmental Analysis, Trenton, NJ, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: Coastal erosion problems are reaching critical proportions along much of the US shorefront. One reason for this situation is that information needed to improve the management of eroding shorelines is not being effectively communicated from coastal researchers to coastal decision makers, particularly shorefront property owners. This study focuses on users of the information. The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the factors which affect the acquisition of information on coastal erosion and hazard mitigation by shorefront residents. 41 refs.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Erosion | Information management | Geohazards | Environmental issues | Shoreline | Decision making

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