Regional seabed sediment studies and assessment of marine aggregate dredging (C505)

ISBN: 978-0-86017-505-6

Author: A H Brampton and C D R Evans

Number of pages: 82 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: December 1998

Assessing the likely effects of altering the seafloor profile is becoming increasingly important when considering the installation of pipelines, building structures and dredging for marine sand or gravel. Government, local authorities, environmental bodies and others all require more accurate means of predicting the consequences of seabed sediment removal on the coastline, fisheries, marine biology and marine archaeology. This volume provides a structured approach to studies of regional seabed sediment mobility, plus guidelines for studies needed to assess the impact on the coastline of proposed dredging operations. It is essential reading for anyone needing to understand the forces that shape the seabed topography and the effect this has on the coastline of the British Isles. Key words: coastal and marine, materials.