Special Issue "Global Change and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad
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Guest Editor
- Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Nakaadachi 1, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8306, Japan
- Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
Interests: marine renewable energies; climate change impacts; extreme value analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering on the subject of "Global Change and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones". The excessive usage of fossil fuels and high emission of greenhouse gases have increased the Earth’s temperature, and consequently have changed the patterns of some natural phenomena. Global warming and climate change will alter the sea state, and hence influences coastal areas. For sustainable development, and in order to reduce the risk associated with uncertainties, climate change impacts should be considered in any development planning of coastal zones, such as the design of coastal structures, coast and shore protection measures, and the usage of renewable marine energies.

In the above context, this Special Issue invites original scientific contributions on topics including:

  • Climate change impacts on extreme events and the design of coastal/marine structures;
  • Climate change impacts on coastal hazards;
  • Climate change impacts on coast/shore protection;
  • Climate change impacts on the sustainability of marine renewable energies;
  • Sea level rise and morphodynamic impacts;
  • Challenges in coastal zone management considering the impact of climate change.

Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad
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 1200 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.

Keywords

  • climate change
  • sustainable development
  • coastal protection
  • extreme values
  • coastal hazards
  • marine renewable energies

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Impact of Sea Level Rise on Tourism Carrying Capacity in Thailand
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(2), 104; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8020104 - 10 Feb 2020
Abstract
Sea level rise due to climate change affects beaches, which are a source of high recreational value in the economy. The tourism carrying capacity (TCC) assessment is one of the tools to determine the management capacity of a beach. Pattaya beach represents the [...] Read more.
Sea level rise due to climate change affects beaches, which are a source of high recreational value in the economy. The tourism carrying capacity (TCC) assessment is one of the tools to determine the management capacity of a beach. Pattaya beach represents the character of well-known beaches in Thailand, while Chalatat beach represents the character of beaches that are the focus of domestic tourism. To evaluate beach area this study detected the shoreline position using Google Earth images with tidal correction. The Bruun rule was used for shoreline projection. TCC was calculated by using the beach area, correction factors, and management capacity. The results find that the current effective carrying capacity is approximately 200,000 for Pattaya beach and 49,000 for Chalatat beach. Although the Chalatat beach areas are larger than Pattaya, the effective carrying capacity of Pattaya beach is larger than the effective carrying capacity of Chalatat beach for all situations because TCC is affected by beach areas, correction factors, and management capacity. Because beach areas experience the effects of sea-level rise, protection against future beach loss should be considered for coastal management. Full article
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