Special Issue "Vulnerability and Resilience in Coastal Environmental Systems: A Framework to Adapting to Climate Change and Other Coastal Hazards"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 842

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniela Pantusa
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Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: sustainable management of water resources; vulnerability and management of drinking water supply systems; optimal allocation of water resources; hydraulic engineering; coastal vulnerability and maritime engineering
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Roberto Tomasicchio
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1. Department of Engineering, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
2. European Maritime & Environmental Research - Campus Ecotekne, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: water wave mechanics; ocean waves statistics; coastal engineering; coastal engineering; sediment transport processes; breakwaters; climate change impact at coastal zone; offshore renewable energy
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Prof. Dr. Mario Maiolo
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Department of Environmental Engineering (DIAm – Unical), Capo Tirone Experimental Marine Station, University of Calabria, I-87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: sustainable water management; drinking water risk; water supply systems; water pollution; groundwater hydrology and protection of groundwater; coastal dynamics, rehabilitation and remediation of coastal environments
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Dr. Felice D'Alessandro
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Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20122 Milan, Italy
Interests: coastal engineering; sediment transport processes; beach–dune system morphodynamics; innovative dune restoration methods against storm surge, flooding, and wind/wave induced erosion; wave–beach/structure–sediment interaction
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The importance of coastal environmental systems and the need to protect such assets are significant for the economy of many countries. At the same time, coastal areas are considered to be endangered to both natural forces and anthropogenic pressures, which are expected to increase in the near future.

Vulnerability due to climate change and hazards constitute an important topic for coastal areas, particularly where coastal resilience is weak.

The aim of the present Special Issue is the state-of-the-art of research and future challenges on vulnerability and resilience assessment for coastal areas according to a broad vision of coastal management that includes climatic and non-climatic stressors.

Specifically, the Special Issue intends to collect contributions dealing with multi-disciplinary approaches and methodologies, involving both numerical and physical modeling techniques, for understanding and estimating vulnerability and resilience in coastal environmental systems. In the same way, research on coastal monitoring and defense, adaptive capacity, design and planning of strategies to reduce vulnerability and risk, tools and techniques to enhancing coastal resilience, combination of measures that can promote coastal safety and sustainability, are welcome.

In particular, the Special Issue will include an ensemble of multi-disciplinary articles focusing on:

  • Coastal vulnerability;
  • Coastal resilience;
  • Evaluation of climate change impacts (and risks) and non-climatic stressors on coastal zones and linked ecosystems;
  • Sea level rise;
  • Coastal flooding;
  • Coastal and dune erosion;
  • Low-probability high-impact phenomena (e.g. tsunamis);
  • Multivariate analysis of extreme events;
  • Coastal management decision support systems;
  • Coastal monitoring and defense.

Dr. Daniela Pantusa
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Roberto Tomasicchio
Prof. Dr. Mario Maiolo
Dr. Felice D’Alessandro
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • coastal vulnerability
  • coastal resilience
  • climate change and non-climatic stressors
  • sea level rise
  • coastal flooding
  • coastal and dune erosion
  • beach morphodynamics
  • low-probability high-impact phenomena
  • extreme events
  • decision support systems
  • coastal monitoring and defense

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Wave Climate and Trends for the Marine Experimental Station of Capo Tirone Based on a 70-Year-Long Hindcast Dataset
Water 2022, 14(2), 163; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020163 - 08 Jan 2022
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Nearshore marine systems provide multiple economic and ecological services to human communities. Several studies addressing the climate change stressors and the inappropriate use of the sea indicate a decline of coastal areas. An extensive monitoring of the most important marine sites and protected [...] Read more.
Nearshore marine systems provide multiple economic and ecological services to human communities. Several studies addressing the climate change stressors and the inappropriate use of the sea indicate a decline of coastal areas. An extensive monitoring of the most important marine sites and protected areas is crucial to design effective environmental-friendly measures to support the sustainable development of coastal regions. A 70-year-long wave climate analysis is presented to study the climatology of the area belonging to the Marine Experimental Station of Capo Tirone, Italy. The analysis is based on the global atmospheric reanalysis developed by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, validated through an observed buoy dataset recorded by the Italian Sea Wave Measurement Network. No significant long-term trends have been detected. The need to set up new monitoring stations has been pointed out by means of a hydrodynamic model developed at the regional scale, evaluating the effect of the local morphology on the nearshore wave climate and highlighting the importance of surveying the marine protected area of Capo Tirone located therein. Full article
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