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Sustainable Mitigation and Resilience of Coastal Hazard

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Hazards and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2024 | Viewed by 114

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Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Physics Department, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: numerical modelling; climate change; coastal flood assessment; ocean waves; wave energy; marine litter
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Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Physics Department, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: numerical modelling; satellite remote sensing; flood hazard; vulnerability and risk assessment; salt marsh dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal hazards, such as storm surges, flooding, erosion, extreme waves, and sea level rise, pose significant threats to people, properties and the environmental in coastal areas around the world. These hazards are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change.

Coastal hazards pose a significant challenge to the sustainability of coastal systems. Coastal systems provide valuable ecosystem services and protection from natural disasters but are vulnerable to the impacts of coastal hazards, which can disrupt their functioning and reduce their benefits.

Therefore, it is essential to develop and implement effective strategies to mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards and enhance the resilience of coastal communities. In this context, the development of numerical models, in combination with remote sensing, allows the estimation of the current and future exposure and vulnerability of coastal systems and communities to coastal hazards and an evaluation of the effectiveness and feasibility of different resilience and mitigation options.

This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest developments in sustainability challenges faced by coastal regions. Contributions are encouraged in topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Monitoring or modelling of coastal hazards;
  • Assessing the current and future risks and impacts of coastal hazards on coastal systems and communities;
  • Applying remote sensing or numerical modelling methods to assess hazards and risks in coastal environments;
  • Identifying and evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of various mitigation and resilience options;
  • Developing and applying indicators to measure and monitor the mitigation and resilience performance;
  • Modelling the effects of coastal hazards under climate change.

Dr. Americo S. Ribeiro
Dr. Carina Lurdes Lopes
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 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 hazard
  • climate change
  • vulnerability and risk assessment

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