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Beaches at Risk

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Acronym: BAR
Period: February 2002 till 2008
Status: Completed

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  • University of Sussex, more, co-ordinator

BAR highlights the importance of effective beach management for coastal defence, dune rehabilitation, tourism and biodiversity conservation. It has identified beaches suffering greatest erosion on both the Channel coasts, is assessing their susceptibility to predicted sea level rise and increased storminess, identifying nature conservation sites that would be lost or damaged as a result (including vegetated shingle and dunes), and identifying the risks for coastal management. Phase II seeks to further enhance cross-Channel research and sharing of information and expertise by implementing the coherent transnational work programme designed in Phase I to better inform regionally coherent coastal and marine management policies.

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