Special Issue "Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Protection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2023) | Viewed by 2307
Interests: coastal processes; coastal and offshore structures; fluid–structure interaction; flow-vegetation interaction; numerical modeling
Interests: coastal nature-based solutions; wave-current interaction; sediment transport; field observations; numerical modeling
Interests: coastal engineering; fluid mechanics; physical oceanography; hydraulic engineering; sediment transport; physical modelling; risk assessment; climate change; nature-based-solutions
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Coastal communities are facing many hazards including erosion, storms, flooding, tsunamis, sea level rise, and other markers of climate change. These coastal hazards are also becoming more frequent and severe, leading to continual and costly maintenance, reconstruction, and reinforcement of conventional coastal defence structures such as jetties, groins, and seawalls. Sea level rise and intensified storms may also necessitate new or improved coastal protection for increasingly vulnerable communities. Relying on conventional coastal defence structures, i.e., physical barriers made of concrete and other hard materials may cause unforeseen ecological and environmental consequences as the climate changes. Moreover, hard coastal defence alone can only be designed for a specific climate target, and the uncertainties in climate projections along the coast may be too high to allow for sufficient design safety. Natural and nature-based solutions have the potential to protect coastlines without unintentionally adverse environmental impact and have the potential (with careful design and maintenance ) to adaptively accommodate an uncertain climate future. This Special Issue intends to collect novel research and reviews on natural and nature-based solutions for coastal protection including but not limited to the following topics:
- Coastal processes and potential coastal hazards, especially under climate change
- Studies of the efficacy of natural and nature-based solutions (e.g., vegetation, kelp, reefs, aquaculture structures, etc.) for coastal protection
- Comparative reviews of the state-of-the-art in natural and nature-based solutions
- Interdisciplinary research on ecological, social, and economic benefits from nature-based solutions
- Interdisciplinary research on natural and nature-based solutions combined with existing and future hard structures
Dr. Longhuan Zhu
Dr. Julia Hopkins
Dr. Rosaria E. Musumeci
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 processes
- coastal hazards
- coastal defense
- nature-based solutions
- climate change
- sea level rise
- living shorelines