Special Issue "Coastal Deposits: Techniques, Modelling and Implications for Environmental Management"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).
Related Special Issue: Coastal Deposits: Environmental Implications, Mathematical Modeling and Technological Development

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marta Pérez Arlucea
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Department of Marine Geosciences and Territorial Planification, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: coastal environments; shore processes; sediment architecture and geomorphology; deep marine environment (slope and basin deposits and processes)
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Dr. Rita González-Villanueva
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Department of Marine Geosciences and Territorial Planification, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: sand barriers and dunes: processes, sediment architecture, and geomorphology; coastal lagoons: evolution and hydrodynamics; remote sensing for coastal monitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The understanding of coastal environments is reaching high importance, as the use of the coastline has been predominant in the last several decades. Furthermore, the effects of global climate change—namely, the sea-level rise and the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme events—have a severe impact on these environments. Both together are increasing the vulnerability of the coastal zone. To protect the coast, extensive knowledge of how nature interacts with human processes is increasingly necessary.

In this second volume, we are seeking innovative research papers concerning many scientific aspects regarding the coast, including sedimentation, monitoring programmes, mathematical modelling, and innovative techniques in the study, management, and preservation of the coastline. Multi-disciplinary studies, including dynamics, morphology interactions, and coastal protection techniques, are welcome.

New approaches and innovative methods helping us to understand and protect the coast from erosion due to the incoming frequent high-energy events, coupled with SLR, are of high interest. Other sources of disruption include modifications of the coast due to different installations (breakwaters, recreational ports, harbors, and others) on the shore and adjacent environments. The use of mathematical models could be advantageous to produce simulations which could help to understand or predict modifications in sediment patterns and shore morphology. Another aspect of interest is coastal monitoring through a series of techniques including coastal watch camera installations, web cameras, remote sensing (SAR, LANDSAT, Sentinel images), air-borne LIDAR, and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) data, amongst others.

Prof. Dr. Marta Pérez Arlucea
Dr. Rita González-Villanueva
Guest Editors

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  • coastal environments
  • coastal erosion/sedimentation
  • remote sensing
  • coastal watch techniques
  • coastal protection and implications
  • mathematical models
  • coastal management
  • coastal monitoring techniques and tools
  • remote sensing

Published Papers

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