IES Webinar: The development of a tool to implement nature-based solutions to coastal golf courses

Thursday, 9 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

There are a large number of golf courses in the UK and Ireland that are located on the coast, where some are within dynamic habitats such as sand dunes, which have an important ecosystem function and provide many ecosystem benefits. However these golf courses face various issues that are linked to pressures such as climate change and the dynamic nature of sand dunes.

Royal HaskoningDHV have developed a tool to aid golf course managers in decision-making, when deciding which management measures to implement in their golf course. This interactive tool provides both fixed engineering and nature-based solutions, with an emphasis on the ecosystem benefits (provided both to the golf course, the wider public and the ecosystem itself), to encourage the use and implementation of the nature-based solutions.

In this webinar, Mel Vural will run through the wider context of this project, do a live demonstration of the tool itself, and provide an insight into how this tool and approach could be useful for other coastal scenarios.

Our speaker 

Mel Vural is a Senior Environmental Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV. With a background in marine biology, she specialises in the interactions between coastal and offshore developments, and the marine environment. As a member of IMarEST, she is passionate about the development and implementation of nature-based solutions for the coastal and offshore development industries, as well as the sharing of information and case studies around this topic. 




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