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Introduction to Sandwatch: An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development

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This publication documents the Sandwatch methods and includes:

  • Selecting a beach to monitor
  • Observing and recording
  • Measuring erosion and accretion
  • Beach composition
  • Human activities on the beach
  • Beach debris
  • Water quality
  • Waves
  • Longshore currents
  • Plants and animals

A final chapter discusses Sandwatch in the context of Education for Sustainable Development and presents examples of how Sandwatch is working at primary and secondary school levels. The publication includes an extensive glossary.


To get involved, contact :


Coastal Regions and Small Islands Platform
UNESCO, Paris, France
fax: +33 1 45 68 58 08

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