ABPmer Extends Coastal Realignment Database

Recognizing that there are many ways to work with natural processes at the coast, ABPmer has extended their coastal realignment Online Marine Registry (OMReg) to a wider range of practical shoreline adaptation techniques. It now includes shoreline restorations, “unmanaged” realignments and projects involving the beneficial use of dredged sediment.

The expanding database now contains information on 139 implemented schemes across 8 countries.

These schemes include: shoreline restoration works; ‘unmanaged’ realignment schemes and projects involving the beneficial use of dredged sediment. The site also offers an interactive map showing their location, alongside general information about these different coastal adaptation measures.

Colin Scott, managed realignment and habitat creation specialist at ABPmer, said: “We first published our database online in 2005 in order to openly share knowledge with the wider coastal community. Our original initiative with OMReg focused on managed realignment and regulated tidal exchange schemes across north west Europe, and has proved to be a valuable management and research tool. Our latest development extends this concept and now provides a collection point for a wider variety of shoreline adaptation projects from anywhere in the world.”

Press Release, August 11, 2014

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