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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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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.

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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."

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."

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."

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

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.

Nils K. Drønen

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

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.

Kasper H. Kærgaard

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

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

Sten E. Kristensen

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

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.