Sand Mining Database

Country Issue Region Day Month Year Type URL or Title Funding Fund Source
Algeria Sand Mining 2010 News View Source
Algeria Sand Mining 2009 News View Source
Algeria Sand Mining 2008 News View Source
Algeria Sand Mining 2006 News View Source
Argentina Coastal Flooding Buenos Aires and Venice 13 Sep 2003 Journal Coastal processes and environmental hazards: the Buenos Aires
(Argentina) and Venetian (Italy) littorals
None Stated
Asia Minor Sand Mining 10 Feb 2010 News View Source None Stated
Asia Minor Sand Mining 9 June 2010 News View Source None Stated
Asia Minor Sand Mining 17 Jul 2010 News View Source None Stated
Australia Sand Mining Jul 2006 Non-profit View Source
Australia Sand Mining 13 Dec 2006 Non-profit View Source
Australia Sand Mining New South Wales Univeristy View Source
Australia Sand Mining Queensland 27 Feb 2003 Conservation Group View Source
Australia Sand Mining Caloundra 6 Apr 2009 News View Source
Australia Sand Mining 23 Sep 2004 Non-profit View Source
Australia Sand Mining Queensland 2007 Conservation Group View Source
Australia Sand Mining New South Wales 17 Oct 1991 Government View Source
Australia Sand Mining Sydney 6 Jan 2009 News View Source
Australia Sand Mining Caloundra 31 Mar 2009 News View Source
Australia Sand Mining Stradbroke 9 Apr 1997 News View Source
Australia Offshore Sand Mining 15 May 1994 Journal Determining the Limits of Beach-Nearshore Sand Systems and the
Impact of Offshore Coastal Sand Mining
None Stated
Bahamas Sand Mining Bahamas 31 Oct 2008 News View Source
Bahamas Sand Mining Caribbean 28 May 2008 News View Source
Benin Sand Mining 3 Oct 2008 News View Source
Cambodia Sand Mining Koh Kong 16 Feb 2009 News View Source
Canada Offshore Sand Mining Gulf of St. Lawrence 15 May 1994 Journal Quartz-sand Exploitation from a Dredged Material Disposal Site None Stated
Canada Sand Mining Prince Edward Island 1 Dec 2004 Government View Source
Canada Sand Mining Prince Edward Island 12 June 2008 News View Source
Carribean Sand Mining Carribean 21 May 2001 Institutional View Source
Carribean Sand Mining Carribean Nov 2005 Journal Download PDF
Egypt Sand Mining 2007 Industrial View Source
England Sand Mining 22 Mar 2007 Campaign View Source
France Sand Mining 30 Oct 2007 News View Source
Grenada Sand Mining Carriacou 6 Aug 2008 News View Source
India Sand Mining Kerala 2 Nov 2008 News View Source
India Sand Mining Bangalore 29 Oct 2008 News View Source
India Sand Mining Mumbai 2 Apr 2009 News View Source
India Sand Mining Tamil Nadu View Source
India Sand Mining Coimbatore 29 Mar 2009 News View Source
India Sand Mining Alibaug 2 Apr 2009 News View Source
India Sand Mining Alapuzha 20 Sep 2004 News View Source
India Sand Mining Kerala 31 Jul 2003 News View Source
India Sand Mining Alapuzha Aug 2003 News View Source
India Sand Mining Alapuzha 14 Nov 2003 News View Source
India Sand Mining Alapuzha Dec 2003 Journal Download PDF
India Sand Mining New Delhi 8 Apr 2005 News View Source
India Sand Mining Palakkad 14 Nov 2005 News View Source
India Sand Mining Alapuzha 25 Nov 2005 News View Source
India Sand Mining Karur 15 Sep 2006 News View Source
India Sand Mining 1 Nov 2007 News View Source
India Sand Mining Tirunelveli 30 May 2007 News View Source
India Sand Mining Kerala 16 Jul 2007 News View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Seluma 7 Apr 2009 News View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Riau Islands Nov 2001 News View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Riau Islands 31 Oct 2003 NGO View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Sumatra 18 Nov 2004 NGO View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining 25 Aug 2006 Forum/Blog View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Riau Islands 22 Mar 2007 News
Indonesia Sand Mining Riau Islands 1 Feb 2007 View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Riau Islands Academic View Source
Indonesia Sand Mining Java 25 Mar 2009 News View Source
Israel Sand Mining Gaza Non-profit Download PDF
Israel Sand Mining Sinai Personal View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 17 Jul 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 18 Oct 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 20 Oct 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 17 Jul 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Trelawny 18 Jul 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining 10 Feb 2009 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 12 Aug 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 20 Oct 2008 News View Source
Jamaica Sand Mining Caribbean 17 Jul 2008 News View Source
Jordan Sand Mining South Jordan Dec 2006 Government Download PDF
Korea Offshore Sand Mining 13 Dec 2005 Journal Challenges to sustainable development of Marine sand in Korea Government Korea Maritime Institute
Korea Offshore Sand Mining 9 Feb 2009 Journal Sediment dispersal and deposition due to Sand Mining in the
coastal waters of Korea
Government Koren Ocean R & D Institute
Lebanon Sand Mining NGO View Source
Liberia Sand Mining 27 May 2008 News View Source
Liberia Sand Mining 28 May 2008 News View Source
Liberia Sand Mining 19 Mar 2007 News View Source
Liberia Sand Mining 11 May 2007 News View Source
Malaysia Sand Mining Madagascar 3 Nov 2008 Industry News View Source
Malaysia Offshore Sand Mining Entire country 25 Mar 2009 News View Source
Malaysia Offshore Sand Mining Entire country 17 Mar 2009 News View Source
Malaysia Sand Mining Penang 5 Apr 2009 News View Source
Malaysia Sand Mining NGO View Source
Mauritius Sand Mining 2004 United Nations Download PDF
Mediterranean Sand Mining Mar 2004 View Source
Mexico Sand Mining Baja California 2 Nov 2004 Academic View Source
Mexico Sand Mining Baja California 2 Nov 2004 Academic View Source
Mexico Sand Mining Baja California 2 Nov 2004 Academic View Source
Mexico Sand Mining Baja California 2 Nov 2004 Academic View Source
Montserrat Sand Mining 15 Sep 1999 Forum View Source
Mexico Sand Mining Baja California 2 Nov 2004 Academic View Source
Morocco Sand Mining Tangier, Larache 23 May 2005 News View Source
Morocco Sand Mining 15 Feb 2005 News View Source
Morocco Sand Mining 2010 News View Source
Morocco Sand Mining 3 Jan 2006 News View Source
Morocco Sand Mining 14 FEb 2006 News View Source
Namibia Water Turbidity Fall 2002 Journal Consequences of Sediment Discharge from Dune Mining at
Elizabeth Bay, Namibia
Government CSIR – Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (South Africe)
Netherlands Sand Mining 2004 United Nations Download PDF
New Zealand Sand Mining 10 Jul 2007 Blog View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 17 May 2007 View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 2007 Government View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining Mar 2007 Conservation Group View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 3 Jan 2009 News View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining Auckland 2003 Government View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 3 Apr 2003 News View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining Pakiri-Mangawhai coastline Sep 1998 Non-profit View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 2005 Political/Nonprofit View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 16 Oct 2005 Non-profit View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 25 Apr 2005 News View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 5 Nov 2006 not sure View Source
New Zealand Sand Mining 16 Nov 2006 Non-profit View Source
Philippines Sand Mining Zambales 26 Mar 2009 News View Source
Philippines Sand Mining Sorsogon City 19 Dec 2009 News View Source
Philippines Sand Mining May 2007 Institutional Download PDF
Philippines Sand Mining Sorsogon City 17 Nov 2008 News View Source
Singapore Sand Mining 31 Jul 2003 News View Source
Singapore Sand Mining 2010 News View Source
Singapore Sand Mining 12 Feb 2010 News View Source
Philippines Sand Mining Sorsogon City 17 Nov 2008 News View Source
South Africa Sand Mining 26 Oct 2006 Government View Source
South Africa Sand Mining 9 Jul 2008 News View Source
South Africa Sand Mining Industrial View Source
South Africa Sand Mining 4 Jul 2003 Non-profit View Source
South Africa Sand Mining Massacar and Hout Bay 6 Aug 2008 News View Source
South Africa Sand Mining eThekwini 15 Jul 2008 News View Source
South Africa Sand Mining 21 May 2008 News View Source
South Africa Sand Mining Mar 1994 Journal View Source
South Africa Sand Mining Mar 1996 InterGovernmental View Source
Spain Sand Mining 2002 Government Download PDF
Sri Lanka Sand Mining Jan 2009 News View Source
Sri Lanka Sand Mining 22 Feb 2005 United Nations Download PDF
Sri Lanka Sand Mining 15 Jul 2004 News View Source
Sri Lanka Sand Mining 15 Jul 2004 NGO Download PDF
Sri Lanka Sand Mining 15 Jul 2004 NGO View Source
Sri Lanka Sand Mining 21 Oct 2004 NGO View Source
Sri Lanka Sand Mining 25 Jul 2004 News View Source
Sri Lanka Sand Mining Kalutara 29 Mar 2009 News View Source
Sri Lanka Sand Mining Chilaw 22 Mar 2009 News View Source
Tanzania Sand Mining 18 May 2002 Journal Coastal Erosion and Its Social and Environmental Aspects in
Tanzania: A Case Study in Illegal Sand Mining
None Stated
United States Sand Mining Washington 1 Apr 2009 News View Source
United States Offshore Sand Mining Maryland and Delaware 6 Nov 2003 Journal Potential Impacts of Sand Mining Offshore of Maryland and
Delaware: Part 2 – Biological Considerations
Government Minerals Management Service
United States rebuilding United States 23 Nov 2008 News View Source
United States Sand Mining Puerto Rico 26 Oct 2008 News View Source
United States Sand Mining Washington 2 Dec 2008 News View Source
United States Offshore Sand Mining Maryland and Delaware 6 Nov 2003 Journal Potential Impacts of Sand Mining Offshore of Maryland and Delaware: Part
1 – Impacts on Physical Oceanographic Processes
Government Minerals Management Service
United States Offshore Sand Mining 6 Nov 2003 Journal A Biological and Physical Monitoring Program to Evaluate
Long-Term Impacts from Sand Dredging Operation in
the United States Outer Continental Shelf
Government Minerals Management Service
United States Sand Mining California 24 Mar 2000 Personal View Source
United States Sand Mining Caribbean 27 Oct 2008 News View Source
United States Sand Mining New Jersey 28 Mar 2009 News View Source
United States Sand Mining Florida 18 Mar 2009 News View Source
United States Sand Mining Washington 29 Mar 2009 News View Source
United States Sand Mining Michigan 2001 Government Download PDF
United States Mid-Atlantic coast 8 Nov 2001 Journal An Investigation of Potential Consequences of Marine Mining in
Shallow Water: An Example from the Mid-Atlantic
Coast of the United States
Government Minerals Management Service, INTERMar
United States coastal erosion California 22 Aug 2003 Non-profit View Source
United States Offshore Sand Mining New Jersey Winter 2004 Journal Effects of Sand Mining on Physical Processes and Biological
Communities Offshore New Jersey, U.S.A.
Government Minerals Management Service
United States Sand Mining California Oct 2005 Non-profit View Source
United States Sand Mining California/Monterey Bay 12 Feb 2006 Journal Sand Mining impacts on long-term dune erosion in southern
Monterey Bay
Government NSF, State of CA
United States Sand Mining Florida 16 May 2007 News View Source
United States Sand Mining California 16 May 2007 News View Source
United States Sand Mining North Carolina 30 Oct 2007 News View Source
United States Sand Mining North Carolina 22 Nov 2007 News
United States Sand Mining Nov 2007 Industrial View Source
United States Sand Mining California 25 Sep 2007 News View Source
United States coastal erosion North Carolina 30 Oct 2007 Magazine not available
United States Sand Mining Michigan 13 Nov 2000 Government View Source
Uruguay Sand Mining 28 Sep 2001 News View Source
Vanuatu Sand Mining 28 Feb 2006 News View Source
Wales Sand Mining 14 Mar 2003 News View Source
Wales Sand Mining Gower Peninsula 23 Jan 2007 Forum View Source
Wales Sand Mining Gower Peninsula Campaign View Source
World Sand Mining 14 Oct 2008 Journal Threats to sandy beach ecosystems: A review None Stated
World Sand Mining Nov 2007 United Nations View Source

The beach ecosystem is made up of living and non-living parts.

Plants and animals and sand and water influence each other, often amidst breathtaking scenery. Greater than the sum of its parts, beaches sustain major portions of global biodiversity. With over half the world’s population living within 50 km of the coast, human influence on that biodiversity is inevitable, making the study of beaches even more important.


In This Section

  • Beach Basics

    Beach Basics

    Learn how a beach is defined, why beaches are different colors, and the parts of a beach.

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  • Exploring The Sand

    Exploring The Sand

    There is no debate: sea level rise is happening right now and threatens all of our beaches.

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  • Flora and Fauna

    Flora and Fauna

    The beach is home to scores of amazing plants and animals. Learn just a few of these and make your next visit to the beach a treat.

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  • Safety

    Beach Safety

    Follow these safety tips to reduce risk of danger at the beach.

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  • Sand Dunes

    Sand Dunes

    Sand dune formation, types of dunes, and where they exist.

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  • Seashells

    Seashells

    Seashells are an important part of biological and geological beach processes as well as an important part of human culture.

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  • Shoreline Engineering

    Shoreline Engineering

    Shoreline engineering is a general phrase that refers to any method of changing or altering the natural shoreline system in order to stabilize it.

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  • Tides

    Changes In Sea Level

    Learn about tides, storm surges, and sea level rise.

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  • Waves

    Waves

    What causes waves to break, different types of waves, and rogue waves.

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