The report provides a foundation to guide coastal managers, coastal planners, coastal engineers, decision makers and disaster managers throughout the Pacific in their efforts to understand the various measures they can take to reduce coastal erosion. The goal is to devise ‘no regret’ strategies using effective interventions to protect the Pacific coasts, ecosystems and basic vital infrastructure.
Coastal protection interventions in the Pacific basically fall into two categories: non-structural adaptation and structural adaptation approaches, both of which are covered in this report.
Selected examples of current coastal protection interventions are presented in pictorial form. Examples from the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati , Nauru, Niue, the Northern Marianas, Samoa, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Timor Leste are included.
Some examples of unsuccessful interventions were also captured.
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Paeniu L, Iese V, Jacot Des Combes H, De Ramon N’Yeurt A, Korovulavula I, Koroi A, Sharma P, Hobgood N, Chung K and Devi A. (2015). Coastal Protection: Best Practices from the Pacific. Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development. (PaCE-SD). The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
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University of the South Pacific