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Generic impacts of large-scale structures on the shoreline

Mohammad, SIA; Pysna K, S; Simons, RR; (2008) Generic impacts of large-scale structures on the shoreline. In: Coastal and port engineering in developing countries. (pp. 147 - 148). : Dubai.

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24-28 February 2008 Coastlines have been formed over thousands of years by the interaction between the land mass and the water body. While coastlines are constantly evolving naturally there are increasing numbers of new man-made offshore structures being built worldwide. This research concentrates on the effects of large offshore structures and their impacts on the coastal zone. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has initiated a unique programme involving construction of many large man-made offshore structures. In this paper we examine a 92 km length of Dubai coastline along which such structures have recently been completed or are at the design stage. Such structures are shown to be likely to have a long term impact on the existing Dubai beaches and the nearshore marine life.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Generic impacts of large-scale structures on the shoreline
Event:COPEDEC VII Best practices in the coastal environment
Dates:2008-02-24 - 2008-02-28
Keywords:Coastal model, waves, tides, ecology
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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