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TitleCoping with shoreline erosion in Sept-Îles
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRichardson, G R A; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
SourceAdapting to climate change: an introduction for Canadian municipalities; by Richardson, G R A ; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division; 2006 p. 20-21 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Problématique de l'érosion littorale pour la Ville de Sept-Îles
File formatpdf
Lat/Long WENS -66.5000 -66.0000 50.2500 50.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Government and Politics; Health and Safety; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Education and Training; climate effects; climate; planning; resource management; storms; models; energy conservation; shorelines; shoreline changes; coastal environment; erosion; coastal erosion; Climate change; Environmental hazards; Weather; Environmental adaptation; Planning; Integrated management; Case studies
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2006 01 01; 2020 11 13
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This case study describes the 2004-2005 collaboration between government decision-makers and researchers in defining adaptation strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change on the Sept-Îles, Quebec shoreline, where several community areas are experiencing losses of land of up to 8 m per year. By studying aerial photographs of the last 70 years, researchers concluded that erosion rates are much higher today due to the current climate. Several committees from three study areas in the Gulf were formed to evaluate possible adaptation strategies for the region. Meanwhile, Sept- Îles took action with three main initiatives: informing the public; determining areas at risk and limiting development; establishing a master plan for coastline intervention.

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