Asset anchoring as a constraint to sea level rise adaptation

Gibbs, Mark T. (2013) Asset anchoring as a constraint to sea level rise adaptation. Ocean and Coastal Management, 85 Part A: 119-123. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.09.001


Author Gibbs, Mark T.
Title Asset anchoring as a constraint to sea level rise adaptation
Journal name Ocean and Coastal Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-5691
1873-524X
Publication date 2013-12
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.09.001
Open Access Status
Volume 85
Issue Part A
Start page 119
End page 123
Total pages 5
Place of publication Bromley, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract It can be argued that there is presently a disparity between the theory of coastal climate change adaptation and the large-scale or mass implementation with respect to adaptation to sea level rise. From a theoretical perspective, rising sea levels will effectively move the coastline landward and hence the most seaward parts of the built environment, which often feature the highest physical asset value and intensity and hence economic density, will become inundated more often and therefore perhaps need to be relocated landward under the guidance of planned retreat policies. By contrast, evidence of active large-scale planned retreat policies being developed and implemented is sparse, and often being rejected in favour of coastal protection strategies. It is argued here that this lack of uptake of coastal retreat strategies is partially a result of a phenomena coined here as 'asset anchoring' where major community infrastructure acts to anchor seaside communities in place and inhibit the implementation of coastal retreat strategies.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Mathematics and Physics
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