Management Plan for the Beach-Cast Seagrass in Calabria

Cantasano, Nicola (2011) Management Plan for the Beach-Cast Seagrass in Calabria. In: Marine Research at CNR. Coastal and marine spatial planning. DTA, 6 (3). CNR, Dipartimento Terra e ambiente, Roma, pp. 1173-1182.

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The wracks of Posidonia oceanica leaves and the “banquette” formation on the sandy beaches of Calabria are one of the most important defence against the erosion processes. The management of the beach-cast sea-grass in Italy has been, generally,realized through the mechanical removal and the transport in dumping of the beachcast material. This system, apparently simple and fast, produces, instead, a net loss of sediments from the sandy beaches and,therefore, a deficit in the sedimentary budget of coastline leading the coastal system to possible shore erosions. The ideal solution is to keep these vegetable deposits on spot so to warrant a positive sedimentary budget, the protection of coastline and the tourist value of the regional beaches to improve tourism in the seaside resorts with bathing vocation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: La serie monografica DTA ha come issn 2239-5172
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 570 Scienze della vita; Biologia > 577 Ecologia
Depositing User: Dr Nicola Cantasano
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 13:07
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 13:07

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