Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

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Beach Management Tools

  • Camilo M. BoteroEmail author
  • Carlos Pereira da Silva
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48657-4_398-1

Definition

In recognition of the beach as a complex socio-ecological system, a beach management tool is any method or technique whose application is itself a mechanism of decision-making affecting the beach dynamic. This category includes (but is not necessarily limited to) the following items: beach classification, beach user density, beach carrying capacity, beach zoning, beach litter cleaning, beach environmental quality, beach management bodies, and beach awards and certifications.

Instrumentation of Management

The maturity of beach management as a set of concepts and methodologies was established in 2009, when Allan T. Williams and Anton Micallef published their book about the topic in question (See “Beach Management”). As they mention there, “Current management is essentially practical (…)” (Williams and Micallef 2009: 44), which infers that some minimum instrumentation is required. Nevertheless, there are very few proposals of tools designed specifically for beach management as...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grupo de Investigación Joaquin Aaron ManjarresUniversidad Sergio ArboledaSanta MartaColombia
  2. 2.Facultade da Ciencias Sociales e HumanasUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal