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Publications are an important component in demonstrating the activities of IECS, especially to an academic audience. Recent papers have included many aspects of science, policy and legislation. IECS staff are highlighted in bold, as well as past IECS staff who published while working at IECS.

The East Riding Coastline: Past, Present and Future

This coastal resource, funded through the Defra Coastal Change Pathfinder project and the East Riding Coastal Change Pathfinder (ERCCP), covers the historical and present development of the East Riding coastline, the use of that coastline for the local and visitor populations, and the means of managing such a diverse but changing environment. The 85 km long coastline is characterised by a diverse range of landscapes and habitats, from the chalk headland at Flamborough with its important landscape and wildlife designations, through the Holderness plain (the section of coastline subject to some of the highest rates of erosion in Europe), to Spurn Point extending into the mouth of the Humber Estuary.

The report is divided into 7 chapters covering:
Chapter 1 – The historic development of the coastline from the last ice age to present including the villages lost to erosion.
Chapter 2 – The geology and coastal processes shaping the coastline of today. It also looks at coastal erosion rates and the effects of climate change.
Chapter 3 – How coastal erosion is monitored, the techniques and frequency of measurements.
Chapter 4 – How the East Riding coastline has been defended, the types of coastal engineering methods (hard vs soft) and the associated socio-economic implications.
Chapter 5 – Addresses the international, regional and local legislation and policy affecting the coastline.
Chapter 6 – Looks at who manages the coast and their responsibilities.
Chapter 7 – Alternative solutions and adaptive management for communities affected by coastal erosion.

The Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) are regularly asked to provide information on coastal erosion and management issues affecting the East Riding coastline. Therefore, it is hoped that this report will answer many of the questions regularly asked, with a ‘frequently asked questions’ section to help guide the user.

Although East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have had an input to this coastal resource document, all the discussions are based on peer reviewed literature, grey literature and websites with its interpretation by the authors.
Boyes, S.J., Barnard, S. & Elliott, M. 2016. The East Riding Coastline: Past, Present and Future. Prepared for East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) by the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS), University of Hull. Funded through the Defra Coastal Change Pathfinder project and the East Riding Coastal Change Pathfinder (ERCCP). Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK.

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IECS recent publications 

Teixeira H., Berg T., Uusitalo L., Fürhaupter K., Mazik K., Lynam C., Neville S., Rodriguez J.G., Papadopoulou N., Moncheva S., Churilova T., Kryvenko O., Krause-Jensen D., Andersen J.H., Zaiko A., Veríssimo H., Pantazi M., Carvalho S., Heiskanen A., Herman P., Beauchard O., Patrício J., Uyarra M.C., Borja À. Submitted.  A Catalogue of marine biodiversity indicators to assess the environmental status – reviewing the current potential. Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science. (Open Access)

Patricio J., Smith C., Papadopoulou N., Mazik,K. & Elliott M. Submitted. DPSIR in marine and coastal ecosystems: Lessons from two decades of use. Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science. (Open Access)

Patrício J., Little S., Mazik K., Teixeira H., Uyarra M.C., Solaun O., Papadopoulou N., Zenetos A., Kaboglu G., Churilova T., Moncheva S., Bucas M., Borja A., Hoffmann H., Hoepffner N. & Elliott M. Submitted. European Marine Monitoring Networks: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science. (Open Access)

Queiros A.M., Strong J.A., Mazik K., Carstensen J., Bruun J., Somerfield P., Bruhn A., Ciavatta S., Chuševė R., Nygård H., Flo E., Bizsel N., Ozaydinli M., Muxika I., Papadopoulou N., Pantazi M. & Krause-Jensen D. In Press. An objective framework to test the quality of candidate indicators of good environmental status. Front. Mar. Sci. | doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00073 Open Access

Smith C.J., Papadopoulou K-N., Barnard S., Mazik K., Elliott M., Patrício J.M., Solaun O., Little S., Borja, A. Submitted. Managing the Marine Environment, Conceptual Models and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science. (Open Access)

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