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About us

The Danish Coastal Authority (Kystdirektoratet) is the official coastal government agency - a division of The Danish Ministry of the Environment and part of The Danish Nature Agency. It is as such also adviser for The Danish Minister of the Environment.

The Danish Coastal Authority covers all of Denmark’s 7,300 km of coastline, managing the governmental socio-economic interests within the field of coastal protection.

Regulatory tasks concerning coastal protection and the state territorial waters are carried out by means of analyses, project planning, construction, operation, and warning. These tasks are completed in broad-based cooperation with many different stakeholders from all over Denmark.

The Coastal Authority is located in Lemvig in Western Jutland.

The Danish Coastal Authority employs some 90 individuals organised with a management as illustrated below.