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Resource Materials

Here you will find materials that provide information about coastal systems which can help in understanding coastal erosion and the sensitivity of coastal environments.
Fisheries and Oceans   Canada. 2009. A Guide to the Coastal Zone of Atlantic Canada.

This gives a thorough description of the Atlantic Canada coastal environments. Description includes the sediment, currents and tidal influences, the species that are associated with these environments.

Here you will find some reference materials which provide information on living with coastal erosion.

New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources. 2002. Coastal Mapping. New Brunswick Canada web site:

Here you will find resource material that can help you with coastal erosion monitoring.

State of Maine, Department of Conservation: Maine Geological Survey. 2006. Coastal Erosion Assessment. Available at:

The Government of Maine conducted a Coastal Erosion Assessment to note which areas that are rapidly eroding in order prioritize the regions that require the development of up to date flood maps (because the old ones will not reflect the true potential for flooding). It explains coastal erosion processes, the methodology (including use of air photos and beach profiling) and conclusions for the assessment.

Here you will find information concerning mapping tools that can be of use with monitoring coastal erosion.

COINAtlantic, 2010

The COINAtlantic search function provides a utility to find visuals that include aspects of coastal erosion such as bathymetry, temperature, etc.

Natural Resources Canada has several mapping functions that show coastlines and rivers vulnerable to climate change.

Here you will find resource materials on how to management coastal erosion.

The Living By the Water Project
. N.d. Erosion. Available at:

Coastal erosion is discussed, and methods for the application of natural buffers and ways to prevent erosion in your coastal areas.

Here you will find links to information on climate change which is inextricably intertwined with the issue of coastal erosion.

New Brunswick Department of Environment. Take Action on Climate Change. New Brunswick of Canada website. Available at:

Here you will find materials that provide information about resiliency which is a key factor to implementing good adaptation strategies.

Community & Regional Resilience Institute. N.d. CARRI Research Reports. Available at:

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