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Sea Wall

Base of cliff- reflect wave energy, block flooding effectively, ugly

Gabions

Rocks in wire cages, absorb energy, effective, cheap, ugly

Groynes

Rock/wood, 90® to beach, trap sediment, protect cliff from erosion, = other beach areas eroded, 20/30 yr. last

Rip Rap (rock armour)

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In 60km of coast - 75% by 2020Rich marine biodiversity- 50% affected by urban development- most within northern temperate/equatorial regions- tourism (Europe- 86%, Asia 69%)34% high risk of degradation- 17% at moderate riskSea level rise - natural systems can't adapt fastRecreational/industrial uses affectedClimate changeOverallCoastal DefenceSoft engineering- beaches/ naturally formed materials = controlled/redirected erosionHard engineering- man made defence- reflect wave energy- protect coastCoastal ecosystemsCoastal Environments Impacted By HumansPollutionLitter beaches + coasts- petroleum, large oil spillsSea vessels- powered by petroleum; release waste into ocean

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