Fishing Shelter at Skaleta

Country / Area : Greece / Rethimno Crete

Institution : Municipality of Arkadi - Rethimno

Duration of Service : 2009

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Project description:

The fishing shelter is located in the coastal zone of “Skaletta” on the northern coast of Crete, in the Prefecture of Rethymno. In coastal engineering study examined the possibility of sediment’s deposit or erosions, as well as the sediment movement in relation to the fishing shelter’s harbor works.

The coastal engineering study included the following:

  • Data collection: a) climatic data of the region (e.g. rainwater run-off and according data, etc) in order to calculate the wave climate in the deep water, b) aerial photos of different years for the analysis of the evolution of the coastline, c) the streams’ data that located near the fishing shelter
  • Numerical modeling: Waves’ transformation from deep water to the coastal zone taking into account refraction, defraction and waves’ breaking.
  • Sediment’s Recognition: seabed sediments collection
  • Sediment transport: Calculation of longshore and crosshore sediment tranport, taking into account the results of waves’ simulation, the analyses of sediments, the streams and rivers, the sea currents, the tides and the coastline’s changes in previous years on the basis of aerial photographs. The calculation of sediment transport was by using empirical (CERC) and numerical models (SBEACH).