The Coastal Protection Benefits & Cost Effectiveness of Coral Reefs

Event: Resilient Atoll Nations in Productive Oceans

The Coastal Protection Benefits & Cost Effectiveness of Coral Reefs

28 August 2019
Author / Speaker: 
Michael Beck, University of California - Email the author | Other materials by the author

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This presentation discussed the importance of reefs in providing significant coastal protection benefits by acting as low crested submerged breakwaters and serving as natural defenses. It also emphasized reef restoration and conservation as among the most cost effective investments in coastal protection.


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