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Monitoring Coastal Changes on Tongatapu, 1995

The objectives of this study were as follows:
1. Resurvey and delineation of the sand resource of eight beaches on Tongatapu
2. Evaluation of the extent of recent coastal changes on Tongatapu including changes effected by cyclones and other natural events, beach sand extraction, and interaction between the two.
3. Investigation of the rate of sand production and implications for the sustainability of beach mining.
4. Evaluation of the procedures for coastal monitoring and resource management on Tongatapu and recommendations for a viable monitoring program in support of the Integrated Coastal Area Management initiative.

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Monitoring Coastal Changes on Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga

This was an integrated effort by all concerned…

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Publisher Department of Environment, Tonga
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 07 June 2021
Source URL
Identifier fd91ed1b-2c85-40a8-8580-04e1056313ad
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Tonga
Relevant Countries Tonga
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Talanoafuka Kitekei'aho , SOPAC Secretariat
Contact Name SOPAC Secretariat
Contact Email