Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Data description paper
19 Oct 2023
Data description paper |  | 19 Oct 2023

SCShores: a comprehensive shoreline dataset of Spanish sandy beaches from a citizen-science monitoring programme

Rita González-Villanueva, Jesús Soriano-González, Irene Alejo, Francisco Criado-Sudau, Theocharis Plomaritis, Àngels Fernàndez-Mora, Javier Benavente, Laura Del Río, Miguel Ángel Nombela, and Elena Sánchez-García

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Cited articles

Almonacid-Caballer, J., Sánchez-García, E., Pardo-Pascual, J., Balaguer-Beser, A., and Palomar-Vázquez, J.: Evaluation of annual mean shoreline position deduced from Landsat imagery as a mid-term coastal evolution indicator, Mar. Geol., 372, 79–88,, 2016. 
Andriolo, U., Sanchez-García, E., and Taborda, R.: Using surfcam online streaming images for nearshore hydrodynamics characterization, Actas das 4as Jornadas de Engenharia Hidrográfica, June 2016, Lisboa, Portugal, Depósito Legal n. 410025/16, ISBN 978-989-705-097-8, 2016. 
Andriolo, U., Sánchez-García, E., and Taborda, R.: Operational Use of Surfcam Online Streaming Images for Coastal Morphodynamic Studies, Remote Sens., 11, 78,, 2019. 
Anon: Complexities of coastal resilience, Nat. Geosci., 15, 1–1,, 2022. 
Arkema, K. K., Guannel, G., Verutes, G., Wood, S. A., Guerry, A., Ruckelshaus, M., Kareiva, P., Lacayo, M., and Silver, J. M.: Coastal habitats shield people and property from sea-level rise and storms, Nat. Clim. Change, 3, 913–918,, 2013. 
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Sandy beaches, shaped by tides, waves, and winds, constantly change. Studying these changes is crucial for coastal management, but obtaining detailed shoreline data is difficult and costly. Our paper introduces a unique dataset of high-resolution shorelines from five Spanish beaches collected through the CoastSnap citizen-science program. With 1721 shorelines, our dataset provides valuable information for coastal studies.
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