Panickingdiscos
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
What kind of data can I collect about coastal management or sustainable management? Or what date could you gather for any coastal fieldwork?
0
reply
gryffindorjem14
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
It really depends on your specific question, but for example, for coastal management:
Quantitative: beach profile/sediment samples (to see the impact of longshore drift/groynes/beach nourishment), wave height/frequency, groyne effectiveness measurements (measuring the height of groyne exposed on both sides, then calculating the difference, used to establish how much longshore drift is taking place and the effectiveness of management)
Qualitative: questionnaire (how effective people in the area think the coastal management is?), bipolar evaluation (e.g. cost, appearance, safety etc.), observations (on appearance and effectiveness when you are at the site, what people say about it), land use
Secondary: possibly articles about storm events in the area and the impact on management, any examples where the management has failed

You could potentially visit two sites near each other and see the impact of one site on the other (e.g. starvation of sediment)

Have you chosen a site yet?
1
reply
Panickingdiscos
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#3
(Original post by gryffindorjem14)
It really depends on your specific question, but for example, for coastal management:
Quantitative: beach profile/sediment samples (to see the impact of longshore drift/groynes/beach nourishment), wave height/frequency, groyne effectiveness measurements (measuring the height of groyne exposed on both sides, then calculating the difference, used to establish how much longshore drift is taking place and the effectiveness of management)
Qualitative: questionnaire (how effective people in the area think the coastal management is?), bipolar evaluation (e.g. cost, appearance, safety etc.), observations (on appearance and effectiveness when you are at the site, what people say about it), land use
Secondary: possibly articles about storm events in the area and the impact on management, any examples where the management has failed

You could potentially visit two sites near each other and see the impact of one site on the other (e.g. starvation of sediment)

Have you chosen a site yet?
We had to choose somewhere where we can collect data over summer or Llandudno or Rhyl
0
reply
gryffindorjem14
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#4
Report 2 years ago
#4
(Original post by Panickingdiscos)
We had to choose somewhere where we can collect data over summer or Llandudno or Rhyl
I would start by going there or researching the current coastal management in place if that's what your question is going to be. Then you can frame your question around evaluating its success as a whole or just a part of it (e.g. groynes if there are some at the site). Then you can start collecting data to support this.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Current uni students - are you thinking of dropping out of university?

Yes, I'm seriously considering dropping out (153)
14.49%
I'm not sure (46)
4.36%
No, I'm going to stick it out for now (312)
29.55%
I have already dropped out (29)
2.75%
I'm not a current university student (516)
48.86%

Watched Threads

View All