Many Italian beaches are today subjected to erosion and several techniques can be suggested for their defence and reconstruction. In general, approaches producing minimal environmental degradation are presently favoured, such as artificial nourishment of the beach using sandy sediments. This map shows how to locate potential deposits along the continental shelf and how to articulate the chances of a successful beach replenishment program. The area where potentially extractive sandy bodies were searched, is located in the central Tyrrhenian continental shelf, between the rocky headland of Ansedonia and the coastal lake of Lago di Burano (Southern Tuscany). The beaches selected for possible artificial nourishments are those of Tombolo di Feniglia, Marina di Tarquinia, Ladispoli and Ostia (Central Italy).
Sandy shelf deposits as source material for artificial nourishment of modern beaches / Tortora, Paolo. - STAMPA. - (1994).