A few months ago I decided that I wanted to do my Geography NEA on coastal defences. I'm comparing the coastal defences of Holderness Coast (with secondary data) with New Brighton (with primary data) but it's been very difficult to collect primary (and secondary) data on this coast. We're not allowed to ask the teachers at all for help with this so I'm kind of stumped. The most I've done so far is collected responses on people's views of the vulnerability of the coast using an online survey, the topography of the area and taken pictures of the defences. Finally, I did a bi-polar analysis of the coastal defences of New Brighton.
The title of the NEA is:
'What social, economic and environmental impacts does coastal erosion, and coastal defences, have on the towns of Holderness and New Brighton?'
And the sub-questions are:
Which erosion preventative measures are economically feasible for smaller towns?
What towns are most effected by coastal erosion?
What dangers does coastal erosion introduce?
Is hard or soft engineering a more viable/effective mitigation strategy to coastal erosion?
What methods has New Brighton used to successfully implement erosion-prevention measures, and where has Holderness lacked this?
Are the methods used sustainable and future-proof?
Considering these, what are some good primary (and secondary) data collection methods for coastal management? It feels like an uphill battle just to collect data on both of these areas.
Thanks in advance.