Coastscan: Continuous monitoring of coastal change using terrestrial laser scanning

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Sandy coasts are vulnerable to predicted climate change, but also need to safeguard coastal housing, recreation, safety and ecology. “Building with Nature” is an important approach for resilient coastal maintenance, but corresponding predictive modelling tools are partly inconclusive, due to a lack of measurements over multiple spatial and temporal scales. The aim of the CoastScan project is to develop a monitoring system to measure and understand dry coast topography over multiple scales with a permanent laser scanner. A field campaign was setup at Kijkduin, The Netherlands to monitor a kilometre of beach for up to 6 months. The first permanent laser scanning results show a promising ability to monitor the coast over multiple scales: hourly topography is obtained with a quality at the millimetre range, while time series at four different locations lasting 10 days show subtle variations that could not be compared before.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2017
Subtitle of host publicationHelsingør, Denmark
EditorsT. Aagaard, R. Deigaard, D. Fuhrman
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventCoastal Dynamics 2017 - Kulturværftet, Helsingor, Denmark
Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017


ConferenceCoastal Dynamics 2017
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