Research theme 6: Management

The dynamic nature of the Sand Motor can lead to unsafe or undesirable situations.  Examples are the erosion and deposition of sand (coastal protection), currents (bathing safely) and changes in sand and salt spray in the dunes behind the Sand Monitor (effect on vegetation).

With the Argus Mast and inspection tours, we will supervise the Sand Motor unceasingly. We will intervene immediately if unsafe or undesirable situations arise. The reduction in the amount of spray is expected to lead to more vegetation. We will balance this by allowing more grazers to circulate in the area. To create room for both nature and recreation, we will study the flora and fauna and make the appropriate changes to access arrangements for the area.