Special Issue "Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Engineering and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: nearshore hydrodynamics; sediment transport; coastal and estuarine morphodynamics; coastal and estuarine engineering and management; natural hazards; vulnerability and risk assessment; climate change
Interests: environmental systems science; policy analysis and design; mathematical modeling and simulation; estuary hydrodynamics; integrated water and coastal management
Interests: advanced numerical modeling techniques in the field of tides; sediment transport; density-driven flows; waves; wave-current interaction and coastal morphology; global shoreline changes; remote sensing
There is a growing scientific and engineering interest in exploring how natural processes can provide management solutions to resolve the degradation and/or vulnerability of coastal environments. While climate change and associated sea level rise are often suggested as major risk factors, anthropogenic drivers, such as subsidence, reduced sediment supply, and coastal squeeze, are often more dominant risk factors. Using natural processes to deal with these risk factors presents a nontrivial challenge. This Special Issue invites state-of-the-art contributions describing nature-based solutions and interventions in the coastal environment. The issue would benefit from contributions dealing with diverse coastal ecosystems, from beaches and dunes to salt marshes and mangroves. Moreover, papers focusing on the increased complexity and the challenges presented by nature-based interventions in inlets and bays are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Marcel J.F. Stive
Prof. Dr. Jill H. Slinger
Dr. Arjen Luijendijk
Manuscript Submission Information
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- building with nature
- nature-based solutions
- coastal engineering
- coastal management
- salt marshes