The paper deals with the first Italian project of a new coastal protection system, consisting in draining the emerged beach face (BMS). The system was built in Ostia starting from December 2000 and was working since February 200 1. The BMS (Beach Management System) can be classified between a soft approach and a beach management one and has no environmental impact. It essentially consists of a series of drainage pipes connected with a pumping station and a discharge pipe. It is mainly a coastline maintenance system and can be also applied as a stabilisation system for artificial nourishment. In the present paper the Ostia BMS characteristics will be described, with the difficulties encountered during the construction phases. Moreover, even if the systematic monitoring of the site is not yet started, the paper will enlighten the first results observed, which appears very satisfactory.

Coastal Protection with BMS: a first experience in Italy

L. Damiani;G. Ranieri;
2003

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The paper deals with the first Italian project of a new coastal protection system, consisting in draining the emerged beach face (BMS). The system was built in Ostia starting from December 2000 and was working since February 200 1. The BMS (Beach Management System) can be classified between a soft approach and a beach management one and has no environmental impact. It essentially consists of a series of drainage pipes connected with a pumping station and a discharge pipe. It is mainly a coastline maintenance system and can be also applied as a stabilisation system for artificial nourishment. In the present paper the Ostia BMS characteristics will be described, with the difficulties encountered during the construction phases. Moreover, even if the systematic monitoring of the site is not yet started, the paper will enlighten the first results observed, which appears very satisfactory.
6th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Experimental Measurements of Seas and Coastal Regions
978-1-85312-977-3
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