Special Issue "Sandy Beach Erosion and Protection: Past, Present and Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 5605
Sandy beaches are highly dynamic morphological systems that constitute more than a third of the coastlines in the world, being particularly common in coastal areas with a wide and moderate continental shelf that feeds on a constant supply of sediment. They provide natural protection from storms and flooding to the coastal plain environment and communities and a site for local tourism activities. Unfortunately, many sandy beaches have been severely eroded or are in the process of being eroded due to natural causes and human activities, such as marine construction, which changes the local wave and current regime; sand mining; groundwater extraction; and mangrove logging. Moreover, climate change, which has provoked the worst sea level rise forecasts to date, threatens a shift from beach erosion to beach immersion.
This open access Special Issue invites the submission of high-quality and innovative scientific papers focusing on beach erosion and coastal protection works. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Beach characterization and related suitable methods;
- Assessment of causal factors of coastal erosion;
- Beach erosion vs. anthropization and defences of the coast;
- Coastal hazards and their impact on coastal morphology;
- Geological, physical and engineering-based approaches for beach erosion remediation and coastal risk assessment;
- Ecosystem services approach for sandy beaches;
- Socio-economic analysis of sandy beaches.
Prof. Dr. Dov Zviely
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.
- littoral zone
- littoral cell
- longshore sediment transport
- longshore drift
- detached breakwater
- beach nourishment
- coastal engineering