Special Issue "Coastal Erosion and Beach Protection in a Changing World Climate"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Coastal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sarti
Guest Editor
Department of Earth Science, University of Pisa, Via Santa Maria 53, 5624 Pisa, Italy
Interests: coastal morphodynamics; sea level changes; source to sink sediment transport; deltas; estuaries; facies analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Around the world, nearly 2.4 billion people live along the coast, and the population is constantly increasing. Many of the most populated megacities are located in coastal areas. The coast is a sensitive territory, due to its value in terms of social- economic interest, natural environments, and the presence of archaeological sites. Unfortunately, on a worldwide scale, many coasts are exposed to high vulnerability due to erosion effects—even despite coastal protection. Moreover, the threat of climate change—the worst sea-level rise projections, that would bring about a shift from coastal erosion to coastal submersion, and the increasing occurrence of extreme events—will make the protection and preservation of coastal zones a major challenge in decades to come.

The aim of the Special Issue is to publish the most interesting research related to the above subjects, to provide a rapid turn-around time in terms of reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching, and reference purposes. 

The following list of subjects are encouraged to be treated, for publication, in high-quality papers:

Integrated coastal zone management

Mitigation methods

Physical processes 

Protections technique 

Anthropic pressure 

Case study

Geological perspective

Socio-economics impact

Ecosystems impact

Prof. Giovanni Sarti
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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 1400 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 morphodynamics
  • sea-level rise
  • coastal management
  • beach protection schemes
  • beach erosion
  • coastal vulnerability
  • coastal engineering
  • marine biology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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