Special Issue Information
Since the 20th century, climate change has had wide-spread impacts on the global society and the natural environment. In recent years, global warming in has caused sea levels to rise, as well as frequent weather and climatic extreme events such as tropical cyclones and storm surges, which result in adverse influences on the socio-economic and environmental systems of coastal areas. The rise of sea levels directly leads to the inundation of coastal lowlands, the degradation of coastal ecosystems and the reduction in coastal defense capacity. It will also result in the intensification of coastal disasters such as storm surges, coastal erosion and coastal city floods, threatening the socio-economic development of coastal areas.
To strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters envisaged by the United Nations in the 13th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), and to achieve the goal of making human settlements more safe, resilient and sustainable—as outlined in the 11th SDG—multidisciplinary comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation and adaptation to the coastal environment and socio-economic impacts are of great significance in order to improve the capacity of natural disaster prevention and mitigation for coastal zones.
This Special Issue seeks to compile current state-of-the-art articles related to integrated coastal risk assessment and management. Contributions are encouraged in topics including, but not limited to:
- Coastal hazards, vulnerability and risk assessment;
- Integrated coastal zone management;
- Coastal flooding, storm surge, waves and tsunamis;
- Sea-level rise and global warming;
- Pressure, indicators, and resilience of coastal zone;
- Coastal zone health index;
- Multi-criteria analysis and decision-making.
Prof. Dr. Han Soo Lee