Addressing coastal erosion in Marche region, Italy
A series of actions were taken to address erosion in the section of coast between the municipalities of Sirolo and Numana, in the region of Le Marche (Italy), in particular for beach nourishment, principally with gravel and small stones. Cliff stabilisation was another part of the actions, as well as the removal of a portion of artificial reef. The approach for this work was established in the region’s Integrated Coastal Area Managed Plan (released in February 2005). Its broader goals included protecting local settlements and tourism. Climate change impacts were recognised but were not a major element of the actions undertaken so far; however, the region intends to make climate change a key focus for future works.