Coastal Restoration: Louisiana's Saving Grace
Louisiana loses an estimated sixty-five square kilometers of coastal wetlands per year. In response to this loss, the Coastal Restoration Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural...

Assessment of Technological Approaches for Measuring Wetlands Changes
Efforts to establish causal relationships have led a number of researchers to develop techniques for assessing changes in marsh environments. Until recently these techniques for assessing...

Management and Engineering at Araruama Lagoon, Brazil
Contrary to generalized expectations, the shores of Araruama Lagoon turned out to be abundant of examples of morphological changes, primarily due to disregard of basic coastal engineering...

Geomorphological and Geological Evolution of the Quaternary Nile Delta and its Rate of Subsidence
Three-dimensional geomorphological models have been constructed for the Nile Delta, simply illustrate its development and geologic evolution from the Late Pliocene to Recent. This attempt...

Mississippi-Alabama: Natural and Man-Made Shores—A Study in Contrasts
Quaternary formations essentially define the present configuration of the Alabama-Mississippi coast. As the result of the coast's tectonic history, they are much less widespread and thinner...

Tideland Reclamation: Establishing a Permitting System for Taiwan
Tideland reclamation represents one of the most serious challenges facing coastal zone management in Taiwan. Due to limited living space on the island and the difficulty in obtaining land,...

The Evolution of the Federal Consistency Provisions: The Controversy Continues
The federal consistency provisions of the 1972 Coastal Zone Management Act have proven to be an important incentive for state development and implementation of coastal management programs....

Permit Enforcement, The Achilles Heel of Coastal Protection: Strategies for Effective Coastal Regulation
In 1976, the California State Legislature passed the California Coastal Act, one of the strongest pieces of environmental protection and land use control legislation in the nation for...

Beneficial Utilization and Wetland Creation from Dredge Spoil
The Louisiana Coastal Management Division monitored a federal navigation dredging project where half of the wetland disposal sites were constructed by non-traditional methods (partial...

Cooperation+Coordination=Synergy—Hawaii's Key to Success
This paper describes the Hawaiian Islands experience - how coordination and interagency cooperation has fostered synergy in their efforts to conserve, enhance and sustain natural resources...

Monitoring the Impacts of a Coastal Protection Structure on La Guira Bay, Tobago
In the mid 1980s the Trinidad and Tobago Government embarked on a tourism development thrust centered around the island of Tobago. A key feature of this thrust involved extending the Crown...

An Overview of Louisiana's 1991-92 Christmas Tree-Brush Fence Program
A project to alleviate coastal land loss in Louisiana through the construction of sediment-trap fencing using recycled Christmas trees is described. It has been demonstrated that Christmas...

Revitalizing the Florida Coastal Management Program
The Florida Coastal Management Program has received critical evaluations from the Federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management citing serious concerns about the effectiveness...

A Method for Classifying Land Loss by Geomorphology and Process
There is great debate as to the causes of land loss in Louisiana and the restoration/preservation solutions that should be implemented. Much of the controversy can be attributed to a lack...

Coastal Erosion and Sea Level Rise: Residents' and Local Officials' Response
Recent concern about the possibility of the sea rising due to the warming of the atmosphere and the resultant melting of the polar ice caps has prompted attention to the question of how...

Tourism Development Issues in the Tijuana-Ensenada Corridor, Baja California, Mexico
In the coastal zone of the Tijuana-Ensenada corridor tourism development has produced both problems and opportunities in terms of social development. Problems include conflict among social...

Coast Dynamics and Coast-Protective Measures on the Crimean Black Sea Coast
The main data on hydro- and lithodynamics of the Crimean Black Sea coast are presented. The principal coast-protecting measures are described as used on various coast sections. The construction...

Geology of the Southern North Sea Basin
The southern North Sea basin has had a long and complex geological history. Between Late Carboniferous and the end of Triassic times, the basin was largely confined between two ancient...

Case Studies for Coastal Protection: Dithmarschen; Eider Estuary; Sylt
Three cases along the Ger North Sea coast, north of the Elbe estuary are discussed. Land reclamation by building dikes started in the Dithmarschen-area almost eight hundred years ago....

Coastal Protection in the Past Coastal Zone Management in the Future? Case Study for the Ems—Weser Area, Germany
The mainland along the German North Sea coast is low lying land; parts are sheltered by islands. History of coastal protection started about one thousand years ago; in the 13th century...

 

 

 

 

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