Special Issue "Coastal Risk Assessment and Management"

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: 30 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Han Soo Lee
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Guest Editor
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Interests: coastal hazards; typhoons; climate change impacts on typhoons, storm surge, tsunami, and coastal flood
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the 20th century, climate change has had wide-spread impacts on the global society and the natural environment. In recent years, global warming in has caused sea levels to rise, as well as frequent weather and climatic extreme events such as tropical cyclones and storm surges, which result in adverse influences on the socio-economic and environmental systems of coastal areas. The rise of sea levels directly leads to the inundation of coastal lowlands, the degradation of coastal ecosystems and the reduction in coastal defense capacity. It will also result in the intensification of coastal disasters such as storm surges, coastal erosion and coastal city floods, threatening the socio-economic development of coastal areas.

To strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters envisaged by the United Nations in the 13th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), and to achieve the goal of making human settlements more safe, resilient and sustainable—as outlined in the 11th SDG—multidisciplinary comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation and adaptation to the coastal environment and socio-economic impacts are of great significance in order to improve the capacity of natural disaster prevention and mitigation for coastal zones.

This Special Issue seeks to compile current state-of-the-art articles related to integrated coastal risk assessment and management. Contributions are encouraged in topics including, but not limited to:

  1. Coastal hazards, vulnerability and risk assessment;
  2. Integrated coastal zone management;
  3. Coastal flooding, storm surge, waves and tsunamis;
  4. Sea-level rise and global warming;
  5. Pressure, indicators, and resilience of coastal zone;
  6. Coastal zone health index;
  7. Multi-criteria analysis and decision-making.

Prof. Dr. Han Soo Lee
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 1800 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 hazards, vulnerability and risk assessment
  • integrated coastal zone management
  • tropical cyclones, storm surge and storm waves
  • global warming and sea-level rise
  • pressure, indicators, and resilience of coastal zone
  • coastal zone health index
  • multi-criteria analysis and decision-making

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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