Coastal Processes, Hazards, and Society

Learning Check Point


Learning Check Point

Take a few minutes to think about what you just learned.

Objective: Understand the benefits of building with nature, and distinguish smart building approaches.

Look at the image below.

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Figure 10.16: Photograph showing the construction of sand groynes.
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Concrete cylinders placed along shoreline, and a person standing on cylinder near a small fishing boat.
Figure 10.17: Photo showing concrete cylinders placed to provide erosion protection to the shoreline and serve as substrate for oysters.
Credit: Ioannis Gergiou