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Webinar: Wave Energy-Based Guidance for Siting Living Shorelines

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:00


Tuesday, March 20, 2018. 12:00PM. Webinar: Wave Energy-Based Guidance for Siting Living Shorelines. Jenny Davis, NOAA and Lora Eddy, The Nature Conservancy. Sponsored by Center for Satellite Applications and Research. More information here.


Widespread acceptance of living shorelines for shoreline stabilization has been limited by uncertainty about the wave energy settings under which living shorelines provide adequate protection.  To address this uncertainty, NCCOS and TNC recently partnered to develop a web-based guidance tool for pairing living shoreline design to site-specific shoreline wave energy conditions.  The siting guidance provided in this tool is supported by a decade-long research program that monitored changes in vegetation, shoreline position, and surface elevation in natural fringing marshes and created living shorelines. Using this data, we evaluated marsh stability with respect to both modeled nearshore wind-wave energy, and estimated boat wake energy to predict where shoreline energetics will support the use of living shoreline techniques.



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