THE BEACH REHABILITATION PROJECT AT OSTEND-BELGIUM

R. Simoen, H. Verslype, D. Vandenbossche

Abstract


Steady erosion has occured on the beaches at Ostend, Belgium, especially on the section between the Casino and the Harbour Entrance. The gravel beach supported by a sandfill core has been proven to be a feasible and cost effective flood protection alternative, the first objective of the long term beach enhancement programme. Secondary goals are also met such as : new beach recreational facilities in safe conditions for the public ; the economic incentive for the needed redevelopment of this part of down-town Ostend and the beach front ; the conservation of the present sea-view from the promenade.

Keywords


beach rehabilitation; Osten-Belgium

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