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The tasks of The Danish Coastal Authority

Sidst opdateret: 14.11.17

The Danish Coastal Authority

  • is the relevant national authority, when the government or private actors wish to construct or change coastal protection
  • is also the relevant national authority when e.g. power cable installation, dam construction, or other types of interventions in Danish territorial waters is carried out
  • analyses coasts throughout Denmark and secures the technical knowledge concerning coastal dynamics and coastal protection
  • projects and carries out coastal protection along the west coast of Jutland from Lodbjerg in the north to Nymindegab in the south, and carries out coastal protection at Lønstrup, Skagen, and Blåvand
  • surveys the water depth in a number of Danish navigation channels and ports, and the coastal development on the west coast of Jutland
  • secures sufficient water depth by dredging sediment in several navigation channels and ports in Denmark
  • plays a central role in relation to storm surge warning along the west coast of Jutland, from Thyborøn to Nymindegab, and in southern Jutland, from south of Esbjerg to the German border
  • advises The Danish Ministry of the Environment and helps design deeds, announcements and additional legislation concerning the coasts and territorial waters
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