Clean-coast index-A new approach for beach cleanliness assessment

Ronen Alkalay, Galia Pasternak, Alon Zask

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A clean-coast index (CCI) was developed and is suggested as a tool for evaluation of the actual coast cleanliness. It measures plastic debris as a beach cleanliness indicator, in an easy way precluding bias by the assessor. Furthermore, the CCI is the measuring tool of the "Clean Coast" program-a new, long-term approach for cleaner beaches by various activities such as an increase in the public awareness. The CCI was proved to be a useful tool for measuring progress and the success of activities such as education campaigns, media coverage and enforcement actions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-362
Number of pages11
JournalOcean and Coastal Management
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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