Special Issue "Sea Level Rise: Drivers, Variability and Impacts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2021.
Interests: estuarine oceanography; sea level rise; climate change; coastal flooding; tidal processes; physical-biogeochemical interactions; numerical modelling
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Climate change is a global issue, which is felt on a local scale, characterized by the interplay between natural and human-induced pressures. In this context, there is an urgent need to analyze sea level rise drivers, variability, and impacts on the world’s coasts. Coastal populations, infrastructures, and local economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of rising sea levels, and it is increasingly necessary to know more precisely the factors responsible for sea level rise, to know, in detail, its variability and the expected impacts. Only with in-depth knowledge of these factors will it be possible to obtain targeted responses, develop adaptation plans, and promote informed actions to face the rising risks and costs that threaten coastal areas.
This Special Issue will gather and share new results, best practices, successes, lessons learned, and general insights that can contribute to improve the knowledge and enhance adaptation to sea level rise in a climate change context. Research articles, review articles, and case studies are welcome. Contributions should focus on local or broader scales, modeling, or analytical analyses. Examples of the following are especially welcome: local or regional studies; methods and challenges to understand sea level rise drivers and its evolution for next decades; projected climate change-driven variations in mean sea level; methods and results concerning sea level rise variability for present and future climates; examples of current and future impacts at different time and spatial scales; impacts on harbors and coastal structures; flooding of low-lying areas; human and natural adaptation and mitigation measures; combined effects of sea level rise and other coastal dynamic drivers (tide, storm surges, etc.); frequency and intensity of extremes; and any other innovative contributions that combine the sustainability of coasts and their economies.
Prof. Dr. João Miguel Dias
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.
- Climate change scenarios
- Coastal flooding
- Statistical analysis
- Extreme events
- Coastal infrastructures
- Coastal economy
- Adaptation and mitigation