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Aggregate extraction from tidal sandbanks: is dredging with nature an option?: introduction

Vera Van Lancker UGent, Wendy Bonne, Adonis F Velegrakis and Michael B Collins (2010) JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH. p.53-61
abstract
Sandbanks are considered as primary targets for the marine aggregate industry, not only because of considerations related to resource quality and operational advantages, but also due to the notion that natural sediment transport processes that form and maintain sandbanks are able to counterbalance the loss of sediment due to extraction. This paper introduces: (a) the problems related to the assessment of the impacts of aggregate extraction from tidal sandbanks; and (b) the multidisciplinary and integrated research that was undertaken on the potential for regeneration of the most intensively exploited area of the Kwinte Bank (Flemish Banks, Belgian Continental Shelf), following the cessation of extraction on this part of the sandbank. We assert that the results of a 30-year monitoring of exploitation effects along the Kwinte Bank have put in doubt the universal notion of ‘dredging with nature’. The elongated depressions that have been observed in the most heavily exploited areas provide a clear signal that more detailed information and thorough assessment are required in order to understand and predict the most likely evolution of the bank’s hydro-sedimentary regime and its natural and anthropogenically-induced dynamics.
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bank maintenance processes, Belgian Continental Shelf, marine aggregates, environmental impact assessment, Flemish Banks, seabed regeneration, SOUTHERN NORTH-SEA, MIDDELKERKE BANK, VOLUMETRIC EVOLUTION, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, CONTINENTAL-SHELF, LINEAR SANDBANKS, INNER SHELF, SAND BANK, DYNAMICS, MAINTENANCE
journal title
JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH
J. Coast. Res.
issue
special issue 51
pages
53 - 61
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000284439100005
JCR category
GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL
JCR impact factor
0.679 (2010)
JCR rank
32/42 (2010)
JCR quartile
4 (2010)
ISSN
0749-0208
DOI
10.2112/SI51-005.1
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1089438
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1089438
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2010-12-20 08:18:16
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2010-12-20 11:31:10
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  abstract     = {Sandbanks are considered as primary targets for the marine aggregate industry, not only because of considerations related to resource quality and operational advantages, but also due to the notion that natural sediment transport processes that form and maintain sandbanks are able to counterbalance the loss of sediment due to extraction. This paper introduces: (a) the problems related to the assessment of the impacts of aggregate extraction from tidal sandbanks; and (b) the multidisciplinary and integrated research that was undertaken on the potential for regeneration of the most intensively exploited area of the Kwinte Bank (Flemish Banks, Belgian Continental Shelf), following the cessation of extraction on this part of the sandbank. We assert that the results of a 30-year monitoring of exploitation effects along the Kwinte Bank have put in doubt the universal notion of {\textquoteleft}dredging with nature{\textquoteright}. The elongated depressions that have been observed in the most heavily exploited areas provide a clear signal that more detailed information and thorough assessment are required in order to understand and predict the most likely evolution of the bank{\textquoteright}s hydro-sedimentary regime and its natural and anthropogenically-induced dynamics.},
  author       = {Van Lancker, Vera and Bonne, Wendy and Velegrakis, Adonis F and Collins, Michael B},
  issn         = {0749-0208},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {bank maintenance processes,Belgian Continental Shelf,marine aggregates,environmental impact assessment,Flemish Banks,seabed regeneration,SOUTHERN NORTH-SEA,MIDDELKERKE BANK,VOLUMETRIC EVOLUTION,SEDIMENT TRANSPORT,CONTINENTAL-SHELF,LINEAR SANDBANKS,INNER SHELF,SAND BANK,DYNAMICS,MAINTENANCE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {special issue 51},
  pages        = {53--61},
  title        = {Aggregate extraction from tidal sandbanks: is dredging with nature an option?: introduction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI51-005.1},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Lancker, Vera, Wendy Bonne, Adonis F Velegrakis, and Michael B Collins. 2010. “Aggregate Extraction from Tidal Sandbanks: Is Dredging with Nature an Option?: Introduction.” Journal of Coastal Research (special issue 51): 53–61.
APA
Van Lancker, V., Bonne, W., Velegrakis, A. F., & Collins, M. B. (2010). Aggregate extraction from tidal sandbanks: is dredging with nature an option?: introduction. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, (special issue 51), 53–61.
Vancouver
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Van Lancker V, Bonne W, Velegrakis AF, Collins MB. Aggregate extraction from tidal sandbanks: is dredging with nature an option?: introduction. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH. 2010;(special issue 51):53–61.
MLA
Van Lancker, Vera, Wendy Bonne, Adonis F Velegrakis, et al. “Aggregate Extraction from Tidal Sandbanks: Is Dredging with Nature an Option?: Introduction.” JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH special issue 51 (2010): 53–61. Print.