Scania investigates coast to address problems with erosion
The County Board quantified the amount of sand between the coastline and buildings or infrastructure along sandy beaches in Scania. A large amount of sand between the coastline and buildings and infrastructure could work as a natural protection for the buildings and infrastructure.
By quantifying the volumes of sand, protection by the sand could be estimated. Later on the County Board identified parts of the sand coast where buildings and infrastructure were missing at least 300 meters inland from the coastline. These areas without infrastructure may serve as retreat areas where the coastline can fluctuate naturally.
The results of the research are available in the report 'Inventory of coastal areas' and in a map function that is available through www.lansstyrelsen.se/skane