Nell’ambito del 90° Congresso della Società Geologica Italiana, vi segnalo la sessione P18. Coastal erosion.
Il convegno si terrà online dal 14 al 16 settembre 2021 e la scadenza per la presentazione degli abstract è l’8 giugno 2021.
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P18. Coastal erosion
Conveners: Clara Armaroli [Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS)], Renata Archetti [University of Bologna], Duccio Bertoni [University of Pisa], Simone Simeone [CNR – IAS]
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Coastal areas are threatened by different hazards that include the over-exploitation of marine resources, human pressure, coastal erosion and flooding, among many others. Coastal erosion is one of the major threats affecting low-lying shorelines. Anthropogenic and natural factors can either promote coastal erosion or increase its rate. Intensity and frequency of storms can affect sandy shores and coastal barriers and promote mobilization of sediments on a short-term time scale. Globally, many coastal areas experience chronic erosion due to reduced sediment supply to the littoral zone (reduced river input, construction of structures that interrupt the alongshore sediment transport, degradation of dune systems and ecosystems). The assessment of risk due to erosion plays an important role in managing the coast and constitutes the first step in defining the most suitable strategies to guarantee the protection of a vulnerable territory. In light of climate change, a greater understanding of the hydro-morphodynamic processes of the coast is crucial for risk mitigation. This session aims at collecting contributions of Italian and international experiences for the study of hydro-morphodynamic processes for the evaluation of coastal erosion and protection/mitigation interventions, using ground-based monitoring, remote sensing monitoring, field experimental tests, observations, analysis and modelling through multidisciplinary and/or integrated approaches.