Special Issue "Targeting Solutions to Enhance the Resilience, Adaptive Capacity, and Sustainability of Coastal Areas"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Coastal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 546

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, School of Energy, Construction and Environment, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Interests: hydraulics; environmental fluid mechanics; flooding; sustainable urban drainage systems; pollutant and sediment transport; dynamic water surface patterns; advanced experimental flow measurement; climate change mitigation and adaptation
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Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, School of Energy, Construction and Environment, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Interests: environmental hydraulics and pollution transport in environmental flows; advanced experimental flow measurement
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School of Engineering and Design, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Interests: meshfree method; smoothed-particle hydrodynamics; fluid–structure interactions; modeling of total human heart function; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal environments are some of the most populated places on Earth. However, great future challenges for these environments due to climate change and urbanisation are projected; their maintenance is thus becoming increasingly difficult. Increased storm surges, flooding, and erosion due to sea-level rise (SLR) and land subsidence (LS) represent major natural hazards that threaten coastal regions in the 21st century, engendering potentially high socio-economic impacts. Furthermore, industrial spillages, sewage effluents, refineries, urban and storm water runoff, and oil leakages from shipwrecks pollute the surrounding water, especially if the contaminants are dispersed under specific wave and current conditions, impacting the people’s livelihoods, public health, and local water quality.

Therefore, sustainable techniques for protecting coastal regions from meteorological and hydrological hazards and the diffusion and dispersion of pollutants are urgently needed, and a better understanding of coastal processes is crucial for coastal protection. Furthermore, it is necessary to provide better predictions and improve our capability to model coastal structures’ influence and secondary effects on local conditions, taking into consideration future uncertainties due to climate change and urbanisation.

By protecting these living habitats against storm damage, flooding, and erosion, their inhabitants can be kept safe, and the economic loss of personal and public property, cultural landmarks, and natural resources can be mitigated.

For this Special Issue, we are inviting original research papers investigating the hydrodynamics, sediment and pollutant transport, beach erosion, water quality, and ecology of coastal environments. Research aiming to improve the scientific understanding of coastal processes and identify new sustainable coastal protection structures or optimize existing ones is welcome. This Special Issue is open to experimental and numerical studies, theoretical and field works, and reviews.

Dr. Matteo Rubinato
Dr. James Hart
Dr. Chi Zhang
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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 protection
  • coastal sustainability
  • coastal flooding
  • coastal erosion
  • coastal vulnerability
  • sediment transport
  • pollutant transport
  • coastal structures
  • resilient coastlines
  • future uncertainty scenarios

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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