Beach and dune management
Detailed description of the Good Practice
Beach management in Warnemünde is closely linked to tourism, main economic activity of this area of the German Baltic coast. In opposition with lots of other beaches of this region, Warnemünde beach is subject to sand accumulation because of a fortified pier perpendicular to the coast, the entrance of Rostock’s harbour. The consequence is that beach and dunes are growing quickly, obstructing the view of the sea from the promenade. To meet the demand of tourism, a specific dunes management was set up. It consists to remodel every seven year the dunes sectors by flattening them by bulldozer. The sand removed is after used to improve the beach quality. An agreement was found between stakeholders of the nature and coastal protection and those of tourism, but is now questioned due to investors demands.
The management consists of flattening the dunes by bulldozer in order to control their height and to maintain the view on the sea from the promenade. Nature preservation and tourist stakeholders found an agreement, but this agreement is now threaten by individual interests. Local authorities and researchers attempted to set up in 2002 an ICZM-program for the coastal strip Warnemünde-Kühlungsborn (30km), but it was given up for financial reasons. The priorities of this pilot study were dumping, tourism (yachting) and coastal preservation.
Many ideas and suggestions derived from the Warnemünde project were finally picked up and fully developed within the ICZM-Oder project (http://. www.ikzm-oder.de).
Objectives of the Good Practice
to elaborate effective measures of veach and dune management and meeting the interets of the stakeholders
Participants of the Good Practice
Target group of the Good Practice
Funding of the Good Practice
More Details of the Good Practice
Documentation and documents
Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde - Baltic Sea Research Institute
18 119 Warnemünde
Data sources and references
Coastal Practice Network
http://www.coastalpractice.net/en/tourismdb/index.htm (Accessed November, 16, 2009)