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Shoreline Resilience

Principal Investigators

Steve Elgar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Britt Raubenheimer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


WHOI oceanographers will examine the resilience of sandy shorelines, and in particular the recovery of beaches after storm-induced erosion or inlet breaching. The work focuses on the shoreline of Martha's Vineyard, where sediment transport is affecting water quality, shellfish farms, tourism, and homes and structures. Although focused on the southern shoreline of Martha’s Vineyard, the results will apply to a range of coasts and be of interest to the USGS, Cape Cod Extension, conservation commissions, environmental groups, homeowners, coastal engineers, shellfish farmers, fishermen, and swimmer safety personnel.



Project Information

Started: February 2018
Funded under: Biennial Request for Proposals

Relevant Links

PV Lab at WHOI