Lessons learned for shingle barrier roll-back based on monitoring at Medmerry – open access paper

Published 26 April 2021

Dr Uwe Dornbusch, Senior Specialist – Coast at the Environment Agency writes:

More than 7 years after the breach that created the first open-coast Managed Realignment site at Medmerry the shingle barrier has changed dramatically.

This open access paper – with the graphical abstract pasted above – describes the changes and provides insights into the processes that drove these changes which should inform future projects on shingle barriers along the coastal group frontages.

Destabilisation and Accelerated Roll-Back of a Mixed Sediment Barrier in Response to a Managed Breach

By Uwe Dornbusch. Published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 1st April 2021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040374