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A practical guide to provide a common basis for shoreline management for coastal planners, engineers and authorities

Basics on metocean conditions, including:

  • Climate changes, coastal processes and coastal classification

Guidelines on:

  • Causes of coastal erosion and coastal flooding
  • Risk classification for coastal erosion and flooding
  • Design philosophy incl. adaptation to climate changes
  • Coastal protection and sea defence methods, and waterfront development schemes
  • Environmental impact assessment

Hydraulic study methodology as support for shoreline management:

  • Data collection, field investigations and numerical models 

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Fourth edition of Shoreline Management Guidelines, 2017. First published in 2001.


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TESTIMONIALS

These guidelines are truly one of a kind . . . . They offer the practitioner a synthesis of shoreline management issues and state-of-the-art solutions.

‘I collaborated with DHI on creating the Arabic version of these guidelines. They have proven highly relevant to a variety of projects on the Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean shorelines, and have not only expanded the boundary of what is possible for challenging shoreline projects but also redefined how we approach managing and developing these important environments. These guidelines are truly one of a kind, expansive both in their scientific scope as well as their geographical applicability. They offer the practitioner a synthesis of shoreline management issues and state-of-the-art solutions based on DHI's industry-leading tools, decades of experience and hundreds of successful shoreline projects.’

Ahmed H Al-Okelly,
Managing Partner,
OHK Consultants

It explains complex phenomena in a simple manner . . . . Very useful for the practicing engineers who are dealing with port and coastal engineering projects worldwide.

‘Shoreline Management Guidelines consists of wide array of topics which are very useful for the understanding and management of current coastline issues. Further, it explains complex phenomena in a simple manner with appropriate diagrams. Very useful for the practicing engineers who are dealing with port and coastal engineering projects worldwide. As a Port & Harbour engineer, I am glad about your effort and find that this book is a significant addition to my library.’

Saman Devapriya,
Port & Coastal Engineer,
Sri Lanka

It is easy to read and allows users to both get a big picture overview of coastal processes as well as to take a deep dive into the technical details.

‘The Shoreline Management Guidelines serves as an excellent resource for a broad audience. It is easy to read and allows users to both get a big picture overview of coastal processes as well as to take a deep dive into the technical details. I frequently share my copy of the earlier edition with colleagues and use it myself as a reference. With the release of this latest edition of the Guidelines, DHI and Karsten Mangor are providing a valuable public service to the coastal community.’

Lesley Ewing,
Ph.D., PE, D.CE, M,ASCE,
Editor of ‘Shore & Beach

Testimonials are based on using the 3'rd edition of Shoreline Management Guidelines, 2004

The ‘Shoreline Management Guidelines’ is is fully aligned with our principle of ‘Working with Nature’.
‘Working with nature’ is DHI’s vision to improve resilience and to adapt to climate change sustainably in coastal water environments on a global scale.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Karsten Mangor

Chief Engineer
Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Department, DHI

Has worked for over 40 years with DHI in the fields of coastal hydraulics, shoreline management, sustainable design of waterfront development schemes, climate adaptation of coastal projects and port layout optimisation related to sedimentation and coastal impact.

  • Amager Beach Park, Copenhagen, Denmark: Responsible for layout development and hydraulic and coastal design of artificial beaches and lagoons. 2004.
  • Dubai Municipality: Development of ‘Coastal Development Guidelines for Dubai Coast’. 2005 – 08.
  • Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, coastal morphology baseline and impact assessment, as well as layout of artificial coastal landscapes, Denmark - Germany. 2010 – 12
  • The Øresund Link Project, Sediment transport study and morphological impact assessment, 1998. Denmark – Sweden, 1998.
  • Institutional Strengthening Projects to CCD, Sri Lanka, 1984 – 86, and to SPA, Egypt, 1995 – 96.

Nils K. Drønen

PhD, R&D Programme Manager
Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Department, DHI

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More than 15 years of experience in the development and application of advanced models of coastal processes. Has been working as a consultant within a wide spectrum of projects.

  • 2016 – 2018: Program Manager. DHI’s Core Research Contract, subprogram A Changing Coast.
  • 2009 – 2015: WP manager. Danish Coasts and climate adaptation, COADAPT, Frame Programme funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council.
  • 2014 – 2017: Project Manager. VARSKO funded by the Danish Agency for Environment.
  • 2009 – 2013: Project Manager. Coastal flooding funded by the Danish Agency for Environment.

Kasper H. Kærgaard

PhD, Senior Coastal Engineer
Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Department, DHI

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Main developer of the MIKE 21 FM Shoreline module and product owner of the Coastal and Marine sediment transport models for MIKE Powered by DHI. Worldwide experience within coastal erosion consulting projects and training.

  • Hanstholm Harbour Expansion, Denmark (2011-2013). Responsible for assessment of coastal impact due to harbour expansion.
  • Thyborøn Harbour Expansion, Denmark (2013-2014). Responsible for assessment of hydrodynamic conditions and sedimentation rates in navigation channel of expanded harbour.
  • Palm Beach, Australia (2013-2017). Responsible for assessment of coastal response due to management schemes and for designing one of the assessed management schemes.
  • Marine Drive, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Expert advisor on coastal erosion to Institute of Water Modelling in Bangladesh.
  • Sandwave Study, United Kingdom (2015). Prediction of future bed level changes for design of foundations of offshore wind turbines in the North Sea.
  • Conducted training courses in Shoreline Modelling/Management in Jamaica, Dubai, Chennai, Melbourne and online.

Sten E. Kristensen

PhD, Coastal Engineer
Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Department, DHI

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Has over 7 years of experience in the development and application of advanced models of coastal processes and has worked on coastal and marine projects worldwide. The projects typically address shoreline management and mitigation against shoreline erosion.

  • Littoral drift study at Oluvil port, Sri Lanka. 2016-2017. Data analysis and morphological modelling of historical evolution following port construction. Investigation of mitigation measures through morphological modelling to avoid port sedimentation and downstream erosion.
  • Calais port expansion, France. 2016. Long term (20 years) morphological modelling of sand bank behaviour prior to and after expansion of Calais port.
  • Beach design at Raf Raf, Tunisia. 2014-2015. Morphological modelling of historical shoreline evolution at Raf Raf and morphological modelling of long-term (14 years) shoreline evolution of four shore protection schemes.
  • CE Nourishment tools. 2013-2015. Development of numerical tools for modelling shoreline evolution of beach nourishment. Research project funded by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
  • Palm Beach Shoreline Project - Concept Design, Gold Coast Australia. 2013. Long-term (10 years) morphological modelling of Palm Beach for existing conditions and three proposed shoreline protection schemes.
  • Digues des Alliés, Dunkerque France. 2011. Long-term morphological modelling (10 years) of existing conaditions and for three different shoreline protection schemes in front of the dike, Digue des Alliés.