March 25, 2021, BCT hosted Greg Berman, coastal process specialist, to talk about the way in which rising seas have played a role in the creation and shaping of the Massachusetts shoreline over many millennia. Right here, in Brewster we notice and record changes in our coastal bluff and shoreline. Over the years, BCT has worked to slow down bluff and beach erosion at Eddy Bay and Ellis Landing. In this new video Greg helps illustrate the Cape’s historic shoreline changes, as well as describe how beaches are formed and how they respond to the forces of sea level rise, tides and storm events. Learning more about sea level change and how coastal erosion works can help us predict what the shoreline might look like in years to come and identify steps we can take now to preserve our beaches for tomorrow.
Gregory A. Berman, PG, GISP is a coastal processes specialist for Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension (CCCE) where he provides technical assistance on coastal geology topics: shoreline change, erosion control alternatives, potential effects of various human activities on coastal landforms, coastal flood plains, coastal hazards, hazard mitigation analyses, and dune restoration techniques.