Special Issue "Coastal Modification in Ancient Times: Echoes of the Past"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 June 2023 | Viewed by 520
Interests: marine geology; marine geophysics; coastal geology; shallow geophysical methods; neotectonics; geophysics and archaeology; science outreach
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Coastal construction and engineering projects are nothing new. While we tend to think of them as products of the modern age, man has been modifying the coastal area for thousands of years. At present, major efforts are devoted to understanding (and mitigating) the effect of modern-day coastal construction on surrounding coastlines. A new breakwater will affect the nearby shore for only a few years (hopefully) before reaching a new steady state in terms of morphological changes. However, what about the longer-term influences of previous construction that reach down through the ages and still affect the morphology, oceanographic parameters and/or geology of a coastline? What can we learn from ancient coastal engineering? Were ancient engineers aware of the influence of construction on the coast and on the marine environment? Were people in ancient times mindful of climate change and rising sea levels and did they try to cope? What lessons can we learn from past successes or mistakes? What can ancient texts tell us about how previous societies coped with such issues? How has our current culture been affected by the spread of idea (art, philosophy, music…) via the sea and ports?
This call invites researchers from all fields of coastal study (engineers, morphologists, geologists, oceanographers, archaeologists, historians, etc.) to think outside the box in their submission to this Special Issue. Articles can be data-based, theoretical or conceptual (a rarity at present). All, however, should be based on rigorous scientific methodologies.
Dr. Michael Lazar
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- coastal construction
- coastal change
- coastal morphology
- sand transport
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The anthropogenic affect - man and geology. An example from Tel Dor, Israel