Environmental Sustainability in Maritime Infrastructures
Esteban, María Dolores (editor)
López-Gutiérrez, José-Santos (editor)
Negro Valdecantos, Vicente (editor)
Ortega, José Marcos (editor)
This Special Issue is entitled “Environmental Sustainability in Maritime Infrastructures”. Oceans and coastal areas are essential in our lives from several different points of view: social, economic, and health. Given the importance of these areas for human life, not only for the present but also for the future, it is necessary to plan future infrastructures, and maintain and adapt to the changes the existing ones. All of this taking into account the sustainability of our planet. A very significant percentage of the world's population lives permanently or enjoys their vacation periods in coastal zones, which makes them very sensitive areas, with a very high economic value and as a focus of adverse effects on public health and ecosystems. Therefore, it is considered very relevant and of great interest to launch this Special Issue to cover any aspects related to the vulnerability of coastal systems and their inhabitants (water pollution, coastal flooding, climate change, overpopulation, urban planning, waste water, plastics at sea, effects on ecosystems, etc.), as well as the use of ocean resources (fisheries, energy, tourism areas, etc.).
Keywordsfloating offshore wind; concrete wind platform; economic feasibility; IRR; NPV; LCOE; feasibility study; offshore wind; levelized cost of energy (LCOE); wave energy; software; EU ETS; Emission allowances; Greenhouse gas emissions; Transparency; Accounting regulation; tidal current energy; life cycle assessment; ISO; greenhouse gases emissions; port infrastructure; carbon footprint; offshore waste disposal facility; hazard analysis; risk matrix; subsystem; environmental impact; ocean renewable energy; OTEC; environmental and social impacts; energy production; renewable energy; zero emissions port; wave energy converter; young mangroves; mangrove restoration; portable reef design; field observation; Amami Oshima; geographic information system; back-propagation neural network; rainfall; historical flood; prediction; formal planning; informal planning; spatial planning process; coastal area spatial planning; planning levels; community involvement; territorial community; coastal communities; coastal fisheries; dry fish; livelihood; vulnerability; AHP; urban regeneration; littoral landscape; Mediterranean architecture; sustainable mobility; transport infrastructure; greenway
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Technology: general issues