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{{Definition|title=Coast protection
 
{{Definition|title=Coast protection
|definition= Measures aimed at protecting the coast against coastline retreat, thus protecting housing, infrastructure, the coast and the hinterland from erosion often at the expense of losing the beach and the dynamic coastal landscape. Coast protection often consists of hard structures such as revetments or groynes<ref name=”Karsten”>Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.</ref>.
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|definition= Measures aimed at protecting the [[coast]] against [[coastline]] retreat, thus protecting housing, infrastructure, the coast and the hinterland from [[erosion]] often at the expense of losing the beach and the dynamic coastal landscape. Coast protection often consists of hard structures such as [[revetment|revetments]] or [[groyne|groynes]]<ref name=”Karsten”>Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “''Shoreline Management Guidelines''”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.</ref>.
 
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==Notes==
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Coastal protection structures are important components that can lead to a [[coastal squeeze]]<ref> Doody, J.P. (2004) 'Coastal squeeze' - an historical perspective. ''Journal of Coastal Conservation'', '''10/1-2''', 129-138.</ref>, which can result in the loss of coastal habitats and ecosystems with implications for the plants and animals occurring there. See also the article [[threats to the coastal zone]].
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==See also==
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* For more information on the background of coastal protection and protection against different types of erosion, see [[coastal protection]].
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* Different protection measures are described in [[Shore protection, coast protection and sea defence methods]].
  
 
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Definition of Coast protection:
Measures aimed at protecting the coast against coastline retreat, thus protecting housing, infrastructure, the coast and the hinterland from erosion often at the expense of losing the beach and the dynamic coastal landscape. Coast protection often consists of hard structures such as revetments or groynes[1].
This is the common definition for Coast protection, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Notes

Coastal protection structures are important components that can lead to a coastal squeeze[2], which can result in the loss of coastal habitats and ecosystems with implications for the plants and animals occurring there. See also the article threats to the coastal zone.

See also

References

  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.
  2. Doody, J.P. (2004) 'Coastal squeeze' - an historical perspective. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 10/1-2, 129-138.