Infrastructure and protection harbour works at Paralio Astros

Country / Area : Greece / Paralio Astros - Peloponnese

Institution : Municipality of North Kinouria

Duration of Service : 2005

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Project description:

The port of paralio Astros, is located in the homonymous village of the municipality of North Kynouria in the East shores of the argolic Gulf. In coastal engineering study examined the possibility of sediment deposit or erosions in the wider region.

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,
  • 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 models (CERC).