CoastNET – breathing newlife into coastal matters
Volume 9 Issue 3Autumn 2005Defending the coast
, is a quarterly magazine,sent out to all CoastNET members.CoastNET is an internationalnetworking organisation thatworks with all coastal interests topromote the exchange of ideas,information and expertise to findlong term solutions to coastalproblems that benefit all. Ourmission is to safeguard the futureof the world’s coastline and thosecommunities of people andwildlife that depend upon it fortheir livelihood, enjoyment andrecreation.
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Volume 9 Issue 3 Autumn 2005
Landing the plane
CoastNET’s Network Manager, TheresaRedding, takes off through the red tape ofcoastal management policy as she attempts tofind safe landing8
A natural kind of defence
A visit to Abbotts Hall Farm in Essex where alarge scale experiment in coastal realignmentand sustainable farming is in full swing10
Head to Head
Alex Midlen, Chair of CoastNET and DavidGreen, Head of Infrastructure, Works andEngineering at Arun District Council, go headto head as they debate the relevance ofShoreline Management Plans12
Viewpoint – Marine aggregate extraction andcoastal protection – threat or opportunity?
With over 100,000 tonnes of aggregateneeded for every kilometre of motorway built,it’s not surprising that the marine aggregateindustry is thriving – but is there a price topay for the coast? Andrew Bellamy and MarkRussell from the British Marine AggregateProducers Association argue for the benefits.13
Viewpoint – Shifting shores
Rob Jarman from the National Trust, explainsthe Trust’s new policy on coastal defence14
A regular look at the work of coastalpartnerships15
A round up of what’s best on the Net forcoastal defence