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Letters to the Editor

Volume 83 No. 1 Spring 2015 Table of Contents

From the editor’s desk:
Coastal learning through seeing… or (even better) by doing!
Lesley C. Ewing

How a small community can estimate the value of its beaches to gain support to maintain them
James R. Houston


Coastal Forum:
The future of nearshore processes research
The Nearshore Processes Community
Edited by: Nicole Elko, Falk Feddersen, Diane Foster, Cheryl Hapke, Jesse McNinch, Ryan Mulligan, H. Tuba Ӧzkan-Haller, Nathaniel Plant, and Britt Raubenheimer

Coastal Forum:
Advances in nearshore processes research: Four decades of progress
R.A. Holman, M.C. Haller, T.C. Lippmann, K.T. Holland, and B.E. Jaffe.

Beach erosion threatens Minoan beaches: A case study of coastal retreat in Crete
Spyros Foteinis and Costas Emmanuel Synolakis

Coastal Observations:
Rip current hazard on Florida and South Georgia beaches
Stephen B. Leatherman

Coastal Observations:
By the sea, by the sea, by the salty Salton Sea
Andrew Morang and Melinda Morang

The 2014 ASBPA photo contest winners

The ASBPA’s eighth annual photography contest

Call for Abstracts:
ASBPA 2015 National Coastal Conference:
“Broadening Coastal Perspectives”

Searchable Full contents of Shore & Beach (1933-2014) 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.