Assessment of Multi-scale Coastal Evolution in a Changing Climate: from Observation to Modelling

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: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 136

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UNIROUEN, UNICAEN, CNRS, UMR 6143, Continental and Coastal Morphodynamics, M2C, Normandy University, 76000 Rouen, France
Interests: coastal hydro-morphodynamics; physical processes; climate evolution; earth observations and remote sensing; numerical modeling; stochastic modeling
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LHSV, Ecole des Ponts, EDF R&D, Chatou, France
Interests: coastal hydrodynamics; morphological evolution; empirical and numerical modeling; impacts of climate change, nonlinear wave modeling; wave breaking impacts

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Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria, 39011 Santander, Spain
Interests: beach morphodynamics; shoreline evolution modeling; climate change effects; coastal hydrodynamics

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Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Plouzané, France
Interests: coastal geomorphology (beach and cliff); vulnerability to coastal risks; methods for monitoring coastal sediment dynamics and morphological changes; submarine dune morphodynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal regions are home to approximately 40% of the world’s population, and these complex and sensitive environments are essential to human well-being and environmental stability. Coastal evolution is affected by the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels and the increasing frequency and/or severity of storms. Coastal vulnerability depends on the combined effects of different hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes, as well as exposure to erosion and marine flooding hazards and coastal risk management strategies.

Facing these threats, understanding coastal dynamics, and developing sustainable coastal management plans require the development of accurate tools for monitoring and modeling coastal evolution, which is necessary for improving our resilience to coastal risks. These developments should consider diverse approaches using both natural observations, including air- and space-borne techniques, and modelling, ranging from equilibrium/reduced complexity to numerical models, as well as their coupling with artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. We kindly invite submissions of reviews and original contributions in this field.

Dr. Imen Turki
Dr. Marissa L. Yates
Dr. Camilo Jaramillo
Dr. Nicolas Le Dantec
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  • coastal evolution
  • sea level rise
  • extreme events
  • airborne and spaceborne observations
  • equilibrium/reduced-complexity models
  • numerical models
  • AI techniques

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