Preface. Summary of the Advanced Research Workshop. 1: Key-Notes. 1. Environmental Friendly Coastal Protection Structures - The Endless Struggle of the Engineer against Water, Waves and Erosion - Opening Address; C. Zimmermann. 2. Beach Nourishment: Benefits, Theory and Case Examples; R.G. Dean. 3. Innovations in Coastal Protection; J. Pope, W.R. Curtis. 4. Classical, Innovative and Unconventional Coastline Protection Methods; H.J. Verhagen. 5. On the Stability of Rock Slopes; M. van Gent. 6. Integrated Hydraulic-Environmental Modelling; J.A. Roelvink. 7. Interaction of Waves and Reef Breakwaters; V. Penchev. 8. Coastal Protection and Associated Impacts. Environment Friendly Approach; G. Rozynski et al. 2: Selected Participant Presentations. 9. Numerical Simulations in Coastal Hydraulics and Sediment Transport; S. Mai et al. 10. Rehabilitation of Highly Protected Beaches by Using Environment-Friendly Structures; P.L. Aminti et al. 11. Low Crested Structures: Boussinesq Modeling of Waves Propagation; P. Prinos et al. 12. Flow Measurements and Numerical Simulation on Low-Crested Structures for Coastal Protection; P. Lomonaco et al. 13. Performance of Submerged Breakwaters as Environmental Friendly Coastal Structures; S. Cokgor et al. 14. Scour Development in Front of Coastal Structures at Intermediate Phases of Construction; T. Marcinkowski. 15. Cliff Erosion - How Much Do We Really Know about It; P. Dong. 16. Environmental Design and Monitoring of Large Submarine Outfalls: An Integrated Approach for Coastal Protection; J.A. Juanes et al. 17. Evaluation of Coastal Defense Strategies in Portugal; R. Taborda et al. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Working Groups. Authors Index. Subject Index.
Coast lines have been and still are the central lines of civilization around the world with still increasing pressure from both sides - the hinterland and the sea - with all its foreseeable and unforeseeable impacts by means of nature or mankind. While the response of nature to such impacts is flexible in the way that all morphological changes with all the consequences are tolerated as part of the system, humanity cannot tolerate short-term or long-term changes without being threatened in its physical and economical existence. The objectives of this Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Environmentally Friendly Coastal Structures were:
- to contribute to the critical assessment of existing knowledge in the field of coastal and environmental protection;
- to identify directions for future research in that area;
- to promote close working relationships between scientists from different countries and with different professional experience.
The latest trends in research on coastal and environmental protection were summarized and developed during the meeting. Seventeen papers are presented in this book, attempting to cover all related aspects as completely as possible - coast, engineering structures, water, sediments, ecosystems in their complicated interaction.
Beach nourishment as soft coastal protection
Numerical simulations of hydraulics, sediment transport and structures
Coastal hydraulics and structures interaction
Coastal defence strategies