Special Issue "Coastal Flooding: Causes, Impacts and Mitigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 September 2023) | Viewed by 6105
Interests: geophysical; hydrometeorological and climatic hazards; quantitative impacts modeling; coastal resilience and adaptation; monitoring; early warnings and decision support systems; climate change; disaster risk management and reduction; pacific environments
Interests: coastal; estuarine and ocean; numerical modeling and physical processes; operational forecasting; interdisciplinary research; science communication; coastal adaptation; climate change; coastal hazards; coastal and ocean drift prediction
Interests: physical coastal oceanography; inundation hazards; hydrodynamics simulations; numerical modeling; shoreline physical processes and geomorphology; tides; coastal engineering; coastal management; oceanographic instrumentation and monitoring
Interests: ocean waves; coastal oceanography; numerical modelling; observational oceanography; coastal hazards; coastal risks; coastal management and mitigation; climate change; reef-lined island coasts
It is indisputable that flood hazard risk in coastal regions due to geo-climatic and development stressors poses significant adaptation and resilience challenges globally. Unequivocal evidence on the compounding linkages between climate change-driven sea level rise, intensifying storms and tsunamis, natural and human-induced subsidence, and continual development in coastal regions, signify that the issues faced by humanity throughout the 21st century are immense. While the challenges are global, the effects are felt locally and require context-specific resilience and adaptation strategies and interventions to help mitigate the immediate to longer-term impacts. In our current world, where technological innovation enables new scientific insights, the reliance on the knowledge and understanding of natural hazards scientists, engineers and practitioners are ever increasing. These include understanding the dynamics of coastal flooding, interventions and consequences, and the resulting adaptation strategies that will inform coastal management and governance.
This Special Issue provides a platform to share new insights and the latest results on the science of coastal flood hazards, resilience, adaptation, and best practices, in all regions of the globe. Original research articles, reviews, short communications, and case studies are welcomed. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Compounding drivers of coastal flood hazards.
- Natural and human-induced exacerbators of coastal flooding.
- Coastal inundation hazard risk analysis and assessment.
- Extreme events—rainfall, waves, sea level rise, tsunami, land subsidence.
- Novel methods for coastal flood hazard risk mapping in data sparse regions.
- Fluvial, pluvial, and tidal influences on coastal flooding.
- Numerical and statistical flood modeling including simulation of flood defenses.
- Risk modeling of direct and indirect flood exposure, impacts, damage, and losses.
- Quantification of modeling uncertainties.
- Coastal flood impacts forecasting, operational response, and recovery.
- Emerging technologies in coastal flood prediction and management.
- Coastal flooding physical processes and dynamics.
- Geological investigations of coastal flooding.
- Soft and hard mitigation, adaptation and resilience options and interventions.
- Early warnings and decision support systems.
- Small island developing states.
Dr. Shaun Williams
Dr. Christo Rautenbach
Dr. Moritz Wandres
Dr. Cyprien Bosserelle
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2600 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.
- coastal tide and storm surge inundation
- coastal fluvial-pluvial inundation
- sea level rise
- coastal flood hazards and risks monitoring
- numerical and statistical modelling and forecasting
- vulnerability, damage and loss assessments
- adaptation and resilience
- coastal processes
- climate variability and change
- coastal flood deposits
- disaster risk mitigation and reduction
- GIS and artificial intelligence