Special Issue "Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change by Mitigating Extreme Wave-Induced Hazards on Sea Defences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 6212
Interests: coastal engineering; water resource management; hydraulics and hydrodynamics; physical and numerical modelling; flood resilience; water quality
Interests: coastal engineering; climate resilience; nature-based sea defences; storm surge and wave impacts on coastal protections; physical and numerical modelling; extreme wave overtopping hazards; scouring; hydraulic stability of breakwaters; coastal retrofitting; coastal erosion; sediment transport; flood resilience
With the increasing threat of sea level rise and more frequent storm surges from global climate change, pressures from coastal flooding on critical coastal defences and the properties they protect are expected to become more acute. While hard engineered coastal protections such as seawalls provide essential protections, the longer-term sustainability of these defence lines is increasingly being questioned due to their environmental and ecological impacts in nearshore areas as well as their static nature in responding extreme meteorological events. The need for research that provides an evidence base to encourage the wider adoption of ecological interventions in existing and new coastal defences is increasingly being recognised.
This Special Issue will present state-of-the-art research that focusses on addressing wave hazards on sea defences (including but not limited to seawalls, dykes and breakwaters). Particular consideration will be given to studies that integrate ecological interventions with existing sea defences to provide coastal protection, but which also serve to enhance biodiversity in the nearshore areas. Original research articles that address the hydraulic performance of hard engineered sea defences, nature-based solutions and hybrid coastal protection approaches in mitigating extreme wave hazards in coastal areas are therefore encouraged. State-of-the-art review articles are also invited.
Dr. John O'Sullivan
Dr. M. Salauddin
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- wave overtopping
- wave run-up
- wave impact pressure
- engineered sea defences
- physical and numerical modelling
- eco-retrofitting solutions
- climate resilience
- coastal flooding
- nature-based solutions
- flood resilience