We have developed a mapping tool to visualise the impact of different management approaches on dune resilience. As opposed to traditional hard engineering interventions, there is no rapid way to demonstrate positive effects of ecosystem-based solutions without mentioning complex scientific processes.
However, many coastal managers are not scientists, which can prevent them from using an ecosystem-based approach. We have developed a new tool to visualise the impact of nature-based solutions so managers can more easily understand the coastal change they will produce.
The ability to pre-assess coastal safety will greatly enhance effectiveness of coastal management schemes for dunes.
Based on existing databases, the tool is easy to use without specialised expertise, bringing dune management decisions to stakeholders.
Michelle Schouten of HHNK talks us through the ENDURE viewer mapping tool on the ENDURE YouTube channel.