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White Papers & Conference Presentations

Announcing the 2016 ASBPA Photo Contest

Volume 84 No. 1 Winter 2016 Table of Contents

From the editor’s desk: Knowing it faster vs. knowing it better
Lesley C. Ewing

Beach widths, cliff slopes, and artificial nourishment along the California Coast
Gary Griggs and Nicole Kinsman

Dune management challenges on developed coasts
Nicole Elko, Kate Brodie, Hilary Stockdon, Karl Nordstrom, Chris Houser, Kim McKenna, Laura Moore, Julie Rosati, Peter Ruggiero, Roberta Thuman, and Ian Walker



Coastal Forum: The time to start is now: How implementing natural infrastructure solutions can improve and protect our coasts
Shannon E. Cunniff

Coastal Forum: Do not undercut the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
James R. Houston

The ASBPA’s ninth annual photography contest

Coastal Observation: CDIP wave observations during a strong El Niño year
Richard J. Seymour, Juliana O. Thomas, and David Castel

O’Brien Award Winners: An interview with Tim Kana
Steven Traynum


Searchable Full contents of Shore & Beach (1933-2016) in PDF format

List of Past Editors

Journal of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

First published in October, 1933, Shore & Beach is the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) dedicated to publishing sound, interesting technical information concerning the shores and beaches of the nation and the world.  Its main purpose is to further the goals of ASBPA as affirmed in the mission statement of the organization: 

“The purpose of the Association is to bring together for cooperation and mutual helpfulness the many agencies, interests and individuals concerned with the protection and proper utilization of these lands, and in all legitimate ways to foster that sound, far-sighted and economical development and preservation of the lands which will aid in placing their benefits within the reach of the largest possible number of people in accordance with the ideals of a democratic nation.”

Papers are accessible and comprehensible to everyone with a stake in the coast.  Shore & Beach provides a forum not only for scientists and engineers, but also for elected officials, property owners, residents, and beach-goers; that is, all the natural constituents of ASBPA.

The journal strives to publish high-quality papers that contribute to the knowledge base necessary for sound coastal decision-making and the important contemporary debates concerning shores and beaches everywhere.  Content includes coastal scientific, economic, social, and political findings, coastal observations, and editorials.  The journal recognizes that accurate and relevant information made widely available is the foundation of a democratic nation.