Coastal management depends on the understanding and pulling together of the different people who use the coastline to cope with the physical processes impacting on the area. The different techniques used will have positive and negative impacts depending on their interests.
Tourism, industry, fishing, trade and transport are all land uses along the coastline but with varying interests. These worksheets helps students to understand these different interests and how they can cause problems to one another. The different types fo hard and soft enginerring techniques are discussed as well as whether they think our coastlines should be protected or left to develop naturally.