Beach Creation by Integrated Shore Protection System

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by Kazumasa Katoh, Ministry of Transport, Yokosuka, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91:

Abstract: By thinking back to the past efforts of shore protection works against coastal disasters in Japan, the reasons why many sandy beaches have disappeared and why the present shore protection system keeps people away from the waterfront is explained at first. In order to create a more comfortable coast for responding to demands that the public wants to have a better view of the coast and to utilize it for various purposes, a new protection system, namely, the Integrated Shore Protection System (ISPS), is to be developed. In this paper, the basic concept of ISPS and its first application including technical investigations are introduced.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Protective structures | Beaches | Integrated systems | Breakwaters | Erosion | Sea water | Submerging | Japan | Asia

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