Publication: «Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate»

A new book «Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate» (1st Edition) co-edited by Professor Jean-Paul Vanderlinden just released in October 2014.



Coastal areas are important settlement zones and play a vital role in the wealth of many nations. Nearly 25% of the world's population lives within 62 miles (100 km) of a shoreline. Roughly 600 million people live in coastal regions that are less than 10 m above sea level, and this figure is likely to increase more rapidly (up to 50% over the next 25 years) than global population projections, reflecting coastal urbanization. Many of the world's largest cities are located at the coast (e.g., Tokyo, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Istanbul, London, Lagos, New York, Buenos Aires), and of course include critical infrastructures such as energy facilities, ports, and airports. Coasts are also home to important and productive ecosystems that are increasingly valued by society.



Climate change, Coastal areas, Erosion, Risk assessment


Edited by

Barbara Zanuttigh

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Chemicals Environmental and Materials Engineering University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy

Robert Nicholls

Professor, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Jean Paul Vanderlinden

Professor, Cultures, Environments, Arctic, Representations Climate Research Center, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 11 boulevard d'Alembert, 78280 Guyancourt, France

Hans F. Burcharth

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Sofiendalsvej 9-11, DK-9200 Aalborg SV, Denmark

Richard C. Thompson

Professor, Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK


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