CLIMATE CHANGE KEY-CHALLENGES IN COASTAL ENGINEERING

  • Iñigo J. Losada
  • Paula Camus
  • Alexandra Toimil
  • Antonio Espejo
  • Cristina Izaguirre

Abstract

Coastal engineers play a leading role in assessing climate change impacts in coastal and low-lying areas and in the design and implementation of adaptation solutions to build resilient coastal systems. Given the continuous growth of coastal communities and assets along the world coastlines, the need to protect and preserve natural and socioeconomic coastal systems and the escalating impacts of climate change (Wong et al. 2014), there is an urgent demand by decision makers for coastal engineering practice dealing with risk assessment and adaptation under high levels of uncertainty.

References

Wong, P.P. et al. (2014). Coastal systems and low-lying areas. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 361-409

Camus, P., Losada, I.J., Izaguirre, C., Espejo, A., Menendez, M., Perez, J. (2017). Statistical wave climate projections for coastal impact assessments. Earth's Future. (AGU). (published online).

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Losada, I. J., Camus, P., Toimil, A., Espejo, A., & Izaguirre, C. (2018). CLIMATE CHANGE KEY-CHALLENGES IN COASTAL ENGINEERING. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), risk.33. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.risk.33

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