the "Beaches At
Beaches At Risk (BAR)
is an Anglo-French project that brings together
coastal researchers and coastal managers from both sides of
the channel. By sharing expertise and knowledge and with data
from new research, BAR
is providing information that will improve the
management of beaches for coastal defence, tourism
and wildlife conservation. This is especially important in light of
predicted sea level rises, increased storminess and growing urban
The project started in 2003 and finished in 2008. All project outputs
can be accessed under the following headings on the left: Leaflets,
Education Packs and Data.
|Rising sea levels – how will beaches be affected?
– typical plant of vegetated shingle. Will it survive?
So far, BAR:
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beaches suffering the greatest
erosion on both the Channel coasts.
they will be affected by predicted sea
level rise and increased storminess.
nature conservation sites that would
be lost or damaged as a result (including vegetated shingle and dunes),
risks for coastal management.