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Sensors to quantify coastal scheme flood resistance and resilience


Brown, J and Yelland, M and Morris, R and Strain, B, Sensors to quantify coastal scheme flood resistance and resilience, Coastal Structures: Proceedings of the 2020 Coastal Engineering International Conference ISSN 0161-3782 (2020) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.9753/icce.v36v.structures.3


In England about 5 million properties are at risk of flooding. Socio-economic growth, rising sea levels and extreme weather will exacerbate this issue in the next 100 years. Building coastal resilience is vital worldwide to save people from the impact of flooding and the costs of damage and insurance. In Australia the use of mussel reefs and mangrove forests combined with man-made structures are being trialed to see how well they protect shorelines. Ways to measure the evolving effectiveness of nature-based hazard management are now required to determine the cost-benefit over various management epochs. Using capacitance-wire technology we have developed innovative systems to measure the required field data: overtopping, wave, water level and inundation conditions at the land-sea interface.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:nature based coastal defence
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Strain, B (Dr Beth Strain)
ID Code:142405
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2021-01-14
Last Modified:2021-09-28
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