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World’s First

Testing centre for wave and tidal energy machines set up in the Orkney Islands

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DIY Dune System

Build your own marram dunes

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Beach and Dune Erosion

Showing the stages of erosion

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Graph of Dune Loss at Winterton-on-Sea

Dune Loss at Winterton-on-Sea from June 2001 to August 2003

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US Installing Underwater Turbines

U.S. Cities Eye Ocean Waves for Power Supplies

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Wastewater and Sewage Treatment

The reasoning, the methodology, terminology and results

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Blue Flags, Blue Flag look-alikes and Jolly Rogers

Just what do those blue flags mean?

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Tidal Turbines

Sea change for tidal power — New underwater turbines could be cheap and eco-friendly

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Germany — ‘In deep with marine environmental surveys — Exploiting sandbanks’

An application tested by SUMARE, relates to government-sanctioned offshore exploitation of sand on the Belgian continental shelf. However, there is concern that growing exploitation could lead to a reduction in size — or even disappearance — of the banks. In turn this could affect water currents and erosion/sedimentation characteristics of the area, and lead to […]

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Netherlands — Assessment by Delft University

Dutch researchers from Delft University produced a paper, Assessing the Impact of Sand Extraction on the Shore Stability : Project for a Methodological Framework, assessing the impact of Offshore Aggregate Dredging on the shoreline given at the 20th-21st February 2003 European marine sand and gravel Conference (EMSAGG). It shows by graphical and mathematical models the […]

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North Sea Surges

The Major Flood Risk to East Anglia

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Our Disappearing Coastline

This original document was first written on 24th October 1995 for the North Sea Action Group’s website. Although superseded by later and more topical information, it still contains points of historical value. (1) History Many thousands of years ago there was no North Sea. East Anglia was joined by dense oak forests to the European […]

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USA – Offshore Dredging Studies

Although several years old, the following study, Synthesis and Analysis of Existing Information Regarding Environmental Effects of Marine Mining produces some good information. It in part tells of the 2000 studies off Pea Island, North Carolina, USA, and how the North Carolina Geological Survey and University of Arkansas researchers found that shoalsA sandbank or sandbar that […]

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USA — Navigation study for Canaveral Harbor, Florida

FINAL FEASIBILITY REPORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT — 81240. US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District South Atlantic Division. CANAVERAL HARBOUR FEASIBILITY STUDY — APPENDIX E — COASTAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS. IMPACTS OF IMPROVEMENTS ON LITTORAL PROCESSES. Abstract: (from a very long paper) The US Army Corps of Engineers dredged an initial 27 foot deep channel […]

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Review of UK Marine Aggregate Extraction Activities

From The Crown Estate and BMAPA showing historic patterns of marine aggregate extraction in metric tonnes for 2000-2005, excluding beach replenishment and fill contracts.

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