Special Issue "Future Coasts and Estuaries"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2020).
Interests: coastal engineering; coastal morphodynamics; sediment transport modelling; coastal risk assessment; climate change adaptation
2. Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: coastal engineering; morphodynamic modelling; coastal erosion; climate change; coastal risk
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Projections of climate change and associated hazards point towards very serious socioeconomic and environmental impacts around the world. The coastal zone is home to over 10% of the global population and is one of the land zones that is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Therefore, the future of coasts and estuaries need to be managed not only for disaster reduction but also environmental conservation. Increased hazard levels will mean that coastal and estuary management will become more costly, and hence, risk-informed and effective adaptation measures that balance risk and reward will need to be developed and implemented. With a view to inspiring such innovative solutions, this Special Issue focuses on:
- Projections of climate change related coastal hazards (e.g., sea level rise, storm surge, waves);
- Projections of environmental changes due to climate change hazards (e.g., inundation, erosion, environmental damage);
- Coastal vulnerability assessment;
- Coastal disaster risk assessment;
- Human vs. natural impacts on extreme and long term coastal/estuary change;
- Adaptation measures to compact climate change impacts on coasts/estuaries.
We look forward to receiving exciting new research in the form of research papers, reviews, and short communications to this Special issue.
Dr. Keiko Udo
Prof. Dr. Roshanka Ranasinghe
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.
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- Climate change
- Sea level rise
- Storm surge
- Economic assessment
- Cost–benefit analysis