Concepts and science for coastal erosion – an introduction to the Conscience framework

Marchand, M. and Sanchez-Arcilla, A. and Ferreira, M. and Gault, J. and Jiménez, J. and Markovic, M. and Mulder, M. and van Rijn, L. and Stanica, A. and Sulisz, W. and Sutherland, J. (2011) Concepts and science for coastal erosion – an introduction to the Conscience framework. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54 (12). pp. 859-868.

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The main objective of the Conscience project was to develop and test concepts, guidelines and tools for the sustainable management of erosion along the European coastline, based on the best available scientific knowledge and on existing practical experience. Four concepts are potentially capable of providing the nexus between scientific knowledge and management: coastal resilience, coastal sediment cell, favourable sediment status and strategic sediment reservoir. The project has tested the use of these concepts and found that they are useful, provided that they are positioned and linked within a logical structure that we shall call the Conscience “Frame of Reference”, defined in time and space and supported through data and monitoring. Practical experience in six coastal sites in Europe has shown that the use of this Frame of Reference together with these concepts can make management objectives explicit and transparent. It can therefore support the design of an appropriate, resilience based coastal erosion management practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Coasts > Coastal erosion and flooding
Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 11:09

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