Topography and bathymetry for all action sites were monitored. Efforts made in 2020 turned out to be a learning process, and the collaboration with a procured consultant was terminated. A new procurement will be carried out in 2022, in order for improved and extended monitoring.
The difficulties have been intensely discussed , with experts and authorities working with topography and bathymetry. Apparently, these difficulties are known. There seems to be a lack of understanding or respect for both the purpose of the monitoring, and the methods, and how they can be applied where. Eg, the location needs to be known in detail to the person planning and/or doing the job. A firm turning in a tender needs to be initiated. Furthermore, there seems to be a tendency to try a shortcut, since seamless measurements are time consuming and were not adequately calculated for by the experts consulted at first.
The solution was to provide the project team experts with direct access to equipment, or even their own equipment. With their own measuring equipment, experts measured both before and immediately after a storm. This provided flexibility, speed, greater security, and was more
cost-effective than hiring external assistance.
Adaptable and dynamic beaches change their appearance over time. During the project, the sand movement on land and in the sea was monitored.
When waves and storm winds are prevented from reaching houses and properties by coastal protection, the protection works even if it is affected by erosion. All coastal protection requires maintenance, and nature-based measures are no exception. Rebuilding nature-based protection costs less than repairing roads and houses.