Glossary of Terms
A groyne constructed such that sand cannot pass through the structure (but sand may still move over or around it).
A wave moving landward.
In beach terminology, the zone of variable width extending from the low water line through the breaker zone.
(As related to integrated coastal management) - The process of bringing together separate functions of government at different levels together with other stakeholders to provide a unified approach to interventions in the managed area.
The management of sectoral components (e.g., fisheries, forestry, agriculture, tourism, urban development) as part of a functional whole (a holistic approach to management). In ICM the focus is on the users of natural resources, not on the stock per se of these resources. Frequently used synonyms for ICM are integrated coastal area management (ICAM) and integrated coastal zone management (ICZM).
The part of the shoreline that is submerged at high tide and exposed at low tide.
A contour line connecting points of equal water depths on a chart.