WP3 – Coastal erosion

Networking approaches to coastal erosion monitoring in the Caribbean and promoting mitigation techniques using natural ecosystems.

The development of a Caribbean network

Development of a Caribbean network of coastal erosion observatories and promotion of mitigation techniques using natural ecosystems.

IMA

Institute of Marine Affairs de Trinidad et Tobago

Inventory of erosion monitoring actions and networking

Developing observatories
This action aim to carry out an inventory of all erosion monitoring approaches in the Caribbean, share practices and define common protocols. It will also involve strengthening existing observatories and carrying out on-site experiments to evaluate the ecological services offered by natural environments in terms of protection against [...]
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Reefs

Ecosystem analysis
The IRD will carry out an analysis by satellite imagery of the state of coral reef habitats in order to evaluate their evolution over the last few decades and the role they may have played on erosion phenomena. A regional inventory of the state of reefs will lead [...]
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Beach vegetation

State of knowledge
The first step will be to establish a comprehensive state of knowledge on coastal erosion protection techniques using ecosystem services. This synthesis will be based in particular on experiments conducted in the Caribbean, especially in the French territories where the ONF has several years' experience feedback on [...]
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Sea grass

Ecosystem analysis
An analysis by satellite imagery of the state of sea grass will be undertaken by the IRD in order to evaluate the evolutions during the last decades. A regional inventory of the state of sea grass will lead to the drafting of a bibliographical synthesis bringing together the [...]
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Mangroves inventory

Ecosystem analysis
A regional inventory of mangrove ecosystems will be implemented as a continuation of the work carried out in the framework of the Interreg "Protection and enhancement of coastal wetland ecosystems in the Caribbean" (INTERREG IV Caribbean programme), piloted by the National Forestry Office of Guadeloupe in 2012. The [...]
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