AbstractMonitoring of coastal environments is critical to understanding the responses of the natural environment to human interventions. The ability to definitively attribute impacts to a development versus those which are part of the natural variation of a dynamic system is a valuable tool to understanding the successes and failures of coastal zone management planning. The Coastal Zone Management Unit of the Government of Barbados (CZMU) undertook the Coastal Risk Assessment and Management (CRMP) project to define the baseline conditions and risks for the entire coastline of Barbados in order to have this comprehensive database upon which to base future decisions and coastal planning. This paper will focus on three of the nine baseline studies and the unique approaches used, and challenges encountered, along the way.
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