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dc.contributor.authorMead, Shaw
dc.contributor.authorBorrero, Jose
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, David
dc.contributor.authorAtkin, Ed
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T22:02:43Z
dc.date.available2016-05-26T22:02:43Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.isbn9781922107794
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3393
dc.description.abstractSmall Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise. For many island nations, the very existence of some low-lying islands and their associated communities are threatened. International aid funds are now being applied to the development of climate change adaptation and resilience measures on coral islands worldwide. In many areas, identification of vulnerable sites and planning has been completed and climate change adaptation and resilience measures are being implemented. These measures are often directed at ‘buying time’ to develop long-term relocation strategies. However, the coastal processes on coral sand beaches and coasts are significantly different to temperate coasts. There is comparatively little information available that considers the design and application of coastal structures and the associated components of coastal climate change adaptation and resilience measures for coral beaches. Additional challenges include isolation and the lack of suitable equipment and materials with which to implement climate change resilience and adaptation strategies. This paper presents the investigations, detailed designs and implementation of climate change adaptation and resilience measures in Tonga, the Marshall Islands and Mauritius, as well as the development and application of beach management strategies in other parts of the Pacific Islands. There is a common theme between the development of climate change adaptation and resilience measures and beach management strategies for these coral sand beaches with respect to coastal processes and the physical and biological components that produce and transport sand in these systems. Coupling of physical/biological and social/terrestrial/coastal factors is an important consideration for the successful application of coastal strategies on coral sand beaches. The measures that are being applied to the different sites, in order to work with their site specific variables, are detailed.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherEngineers Australia and IPENZen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ecoast.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/MeaS..pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectclimate changeen_NZ
dc.subjectcoastal erosion mitigation strategiesen_NZ
dc.subjectcoral islandsen_NZ
dc.subjectcoastal engineeringen_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental remediationen_NZ
dc.subjectcoral reef ecologyen_NZ
dc.subjectbeach erosionen_NZ
dc.titleApplication of climate change adaptation, resilience, and beach management strategies on coral Islandsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderEngineers Australia and IPENZen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden0907 Environmental Engineeringen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Changeen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMead, S., Borrero, J., Phillips, D. & Atkin, E. (2015). Application of climate change adaptation, resilience, and beach management strategies on coral Islands. In Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015: 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 15th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Auckland, New Zealand: Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015: 566-571en_NZ
unitec.institutioneCoast Marine Consulting and Research (Raglan, New Zealand)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage566en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage571en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleAustralasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015: 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 15th Australasian Port and Harbour Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAustralasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015 / 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference (ACOEC)en_NZ
unitec.conference.title15th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference (APHC) : Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAustralasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015en
unitec.conference.titleAustralasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInstitution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgEngineers Australiaen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2015-09-15
unitec.conference.edate2015-09-18
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms57844en_NZ


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