Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

Soft Shore Protection

An Environmental Innovation in Coastal Engineering

Editors: Goudas, C., Katsiaris, G., May, V., Karambas, T. (Eds.)

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Global warming, melting polar caps, rising sea levels and intensifying wave-current action, factors responsible for the alarming phenomena of coastal erosion on the one hand and adverse environmental impacts and the high cost of 'hard' protection schemes, on the other, have created interest in the detailed examination of the potential and range of applicability of the emerging and promising category of 'soft' shore protection methods. 'Soft' methods such as beach nourishment, submerged breakwaters, artificial reefs, gravity drain systems, floating breakwaters, plantations of hydrophylous shrubs or even dry branches, applied mostly during the past 20 years, are recognised as possessing technical, environmental and financial advantageous properties deserving more attention and further developmental experimentation than has occured hitherto. On the other hand, 'hard' shore protection methods such as seawalls, groins and detached breakwaters, artefacts borrowed from port design and construction technology, no matter how well designed and well implemented they may be, can hardly avoid intensification of the consequential erosive, often devastating, effects on the down-drift shores. Moreover, they often do not constitute environmentally and financially attractive solutions for long stretches of eroding shoreline. Engineers and scientists practising design and implementation of shore defence schemes have been aware for many years of the public demand for improved shore protection technologies. They are encouraging efforts that promise enrichment of those environmentally sound and financially attractive methods that can be safely applied.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Softer Solutions to Coastal Erosion: Making the Transition from Resistance to Resilience

    May, Vincent

    Pages 1-16

  • Nourishing Eroding Beaches: Examples from the West-Central Coast of Florida

    Davis, Richard A.

    Pages 17-28

  • Relative Significance of Background Erosion and Spreading Losses: An Aid for Beach Nourishment Design

    Dean, Robert G.

    Pages 29-37

  • The Use of Relict Sand Lying on the Continental Shelf for Unprotected Beach Nourishment

    Chiocci, Francesco L. (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • Predicting Morphological Changes on a Complex 3D Site Using the Genesis Model

    Mariño-Tapia, I. (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

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Hardcover $269.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soft Shore Protection
Book Subtitle
An Environmental Innovation in Coastal Engineering
Editors
  • Constantine Goudas
  • George Katsiaris
  • Vincent May
  • Theophanis Karambas
Series Title
Coastal Systems and Continental Margins
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0135-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0135-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1153-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3966-6
Series ISSN
1384-6434
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 398
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