Developments

Aménagement du littoral et concertation : et vous dans tout ça ?

Le littoral et l’espace maritime sont au cœur de multiples enjeux : production d’énergie, tourisme, activités économiques, transport maritime, protection contre l’érosion ou la submersion, protection des dunes, disparition de plage, modification de la faune et de la flore, emplois, cultures locales, activités nautiques, patrimoines culturels,…
La combinaison de ces enjeux rend la gestion et l’aménagement du littoral très complexe.
Plus encore, il faut recueillir les avis de chacun, les attentes, les sensibilités…

Merci de nous donner votre avis. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqBZxQ_sM_vobHq8swMrYieCmwoUPOyXbGW3Fv4_RzO3Wvjw/viewform

Coastal management and public participation: what about you?

Coastlines and maritime spaces are at the heart of many challenges: energy production, tourism, economic activities, maritime transport, protection against erosion and submersion, protection of dunes, disappearance of beaches, modification of fauna and flora, jobs, local cultures, nautical activities, cultural heritage, …
The combination of all these issues makes coastal management very complex.
Moreover, it shall be ensured that the opinions, expectations and tendencies of everyone are collected…

Thanks for giving your opinion.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezwKwIk5s2X_ZJSKUML3J4t6we4dq0-drtaMWSLk4fpRQWNQ/viewform

The coastal environment is victim of its own success

Demographic changes, tourism and leisure development or simply the growing number of residential areas have largely contributed to excessive artificial development which is now threatening the coastline. Because coastal ecosystems are at risk, Surfrider Foundation has developed the «Coastal change and Climate change» programme.

Coastal cities sprawl, port expansion, breakwater constructions… the coastline has become increasingly urbanized. This observation is all the more alarming as we estimate that the world population is likely to double by 2050. If no comprehensive action is taken to tackle the impact of developments, the demographic pressure will bring its share of concrete even more heavily in the years to come.

Climate change: Engage citizens and regulatory awareness

There are many climate change issues we face on a global level and so are the consequences for marine areas and the coastline. Several environmental challenges specifically related to ocean acidification, integrated shoreline management or even coastline conservation and planning are therefore emerging. Likewise, as overseas territories are particularly vulnerable to climate change, specific attention is needed as well as preventative and/or adaptation actions in those marine and coastal areas. Because coastal ecosystems are under threat, Surfrider Foundation has decided to actively address this issue. The not-for-profit organisation is particularly operating so that these challenges are taken into consideration in the various national and European policies. Additionally the organisation is developing various thematic programmes which all include this dimension.

The fight surrounding ‘Gaz des Salins’ (gas storage in salt caverns) began in the winter of 2011. EDF were planning to dig out huge cavities in the saline soil around Pouillon, in order to use them for the storage of natural gas. The main issue, around which the engagement of the Sud-Landes Chapter evolved, was the construction of a 40 km long two-way canal connecting the site with the ocean, which would have passed through Natura 2000 protected zones, through ground water supplies, and under coastal sand dunes. Its purpose was the transportation of the water necessary for the creation of the cavities, which would then have become saturated in salt brine and discharged back into the ocean, in quantities and frequencies which would have seriously affected the surrounding ecosystem.Martine, Keeper of the Coast and representative of the SFE Sud-Landes Chapter, attended several meetings as part of the public debate. The chapter also presented a stakeholder’s guide, which highlights the very real environmental risks of such a project. In the summer of 2012, a petition was presented to the Sub-Prefecture of the Landes Region. The French President and concerned Ministers were called upon by mail and asked to cancel the project.

Energies Marines Renouvelables : comprendre et se faire entendre

La cohabitation sur le même territoire d’une production d’énergie marines renouvelables (éoliennes en mer, hydrolienne, houlomoteur…) et d’activités humaines peut poser problème. Pour y remédier, le dialogue apporte des solutions en favorisant la compréhension des enjeux de tous. Cela permet, in fine, d’optimiser l’intégration de ces infrastructures tout en respectant les territoires et les enjeux qui nous sont chers.

EN DONNANT NOTRE AVIS, NOUS NOUS DONNONS UNE VRAIE CHANCE DE CONJUGUER AU FUTUR ET AU PLURIEL NOS PRATIQUES, LA TRANSITION ÉNERGÉTIQUE ET LA CONSTRUCTION D’UN MONDE MEILLEUR POUR LES GÉNÉRATIONS FUTURES.

Ce petit guide [ EMR-concertation-KeepersoftheCoast] vous propose un éclairage sur la transition énergétique puis sur la solution que représente les énergies marines renouvelables. Il vous présente ensuite le cadre de la concertation puis ce que nous pouvons y faire. Enfin, bien entendu, l’équipe des Gardiens de le Côte est à vos côtés et vous propose son soutien pour vous permettre de vous faire entendre et de participer à la construction des littoraux partagés et respectueuse de tous.
Bonne lecture et à bientôt.