Shaw Mead

Shaw Mead
eCoast Marine Consulting and Research · Coastal Oceanography and Marine Ecology

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Publications (108)
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Mead, S.T. and Atkin, E.A., 2019. Managing issues at Aotearoa New Zealand's surf breaks. In: Bryan, K.R. and Atkin, E.A. (eds.), Surf Break Management in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 87, pp. 13–22. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. Policy 16 of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (NZCPS) prov...
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New Zealand is at the forefront of global developments in the management of surf breaks. Since establishing legal protection under the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 the focus has shifted to the implementation responsibilities of local government. Within this context, a new planning mechanism has evolved around the concept of identifyin...
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Offshore submerged structures for coastal protection and artificial reefs for enhancing local marine biodiversity and/or attracting sea life have been utilized for centuries. Indeed, the first known use of artificial reef structures for habitat enhancement dates back to 2000 BC on the south west coast of India. However, it was not until the 1960's...
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The use of large, sand filled geotextile containers for the construction of offshore structures is gaining acceptance as a cost effective method of submerged breakwater or reef construction. This method of construction is partuicularly well suited for multipurpose structures where the intent is to provide breakwater-like wave attenuation and shore...
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The Boscombe Reef is a multipurpose reef structure designed primarily for the enhancement of surfing amenity at Boscombe, Poole Bay, England. The reef was designed to maximise the small and generally poor-quality surfing wave climate of the eastern English Channel coast. The reef was constructed from 54 large, sand filled geotextile containers rang...
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In a detailed analysis, Small and Nicholls (2003) found that the coastal population is approximately three times the global average and that it is commonly believed that coastal migration is continuing and growing. Lazarow (2007) estimates that 86% of Australians live within 30 minutes of the coast, while in small island nations the entire populati...
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The current status of multi-purpose surfing reef development is evolving. Projects worldwide are in various stages of completion and lessons have been learned from each. This paper considers continuing developments in reef design and reef engineering construction, and the need for blending of the two aspects. INTRODUCTION Multi-purpose surfing reef...
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An investigation is being undertaken to study a large sandbar located offshore at the Raglan Headland on the west coast of the North Island, New Zealand. The present study is aimed at measuring and tracking the movement of this large sand deposit down the headland. Once the field work is complete, volumetric comparison of the sequential surveys and...
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Often coastal protection works are carried out to mitigate the effects of erosion, but do not attempt to address the cause. For example, rock/concrete walls, breakwaters or groynes along the beach act to mitigate the effects or to realign the beach. However, end effects on the shoreline downstream and the environmental imperatives to retain natural...
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A review of the physical and biological resources of the Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand. Overviews monitoring programmes and investigations and identifies potential threats to the harbour and its ecosystems.
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Gold Coast, Australia, ISSN 0749-0208 The benthic environment of the nearshore to inner-shelf within the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, was sampled and surveyed to classify sedimentary environments and benthic habitats. Reef and soft sediment habitats are characterised, delineated, and the potential impacts of suspended bivalve aquaculture considered....
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Often coastal protection works are carried out to mitigate the effects of erosion, but do not attempt to address the cause. For example, rock/concrete walls, breakwaters or groynes along the beach act to mitigate the effects or to realign the beach. However, end effects on the shoreline downstream and the environmental imperatives to retain natural...
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A method for predicting and describing the breaking intensity of plunging surfing waves has been developed. This method uses the orthogonal seabed gradient to predict the wave vortex length to width ratio, which was found to be the best indicator of wave breaking intensity. The subtle differences in the vortex shape of plunging waves on different s...