ITS2.11/NH13.2 | Climate Change Effects on Coastal Urban Areas: Tools and and Methods to Address Climate Resilience
Climate Change Effects on Coastal Urban Areas: Tools and and Methods to Address Climate Resilience
Convener: Roberta ParanunzioECSECS | Co-conveners: Iulia AntonECSECS, Emilio LainoECSECS, Mar Riera Spiegelhalder, Chiara CoccoECSECS

Coastal areas are of particular concern due to their high susceptibility to environmental shifts and to the expected human pressure over the next few decades. Sea level rise, storm-surges, flooding, extreme precipitation events, coastal erosion are only some of the challenges the coastal communities copy worldwide. Moreover, other climate-related hazards such as strong winds, droughts, heatwaves and cold spells can also be significant in coastal areas. Studies addressing coastal impacts in the future pose new questions on the spatiotemporal of such impacts and on the effectiveness of adaptation activities. To enhance the understanding of the complex dynamics of climate change impacts in coastal areas is of critical importance for hazard assessment and for the development of sustainable mitigation and adaptation solutions for vulnerable urban areas.
This interdisciplinary session focuses on climate-change-related hazards in coastal areas and on tools and approaches to address physical and socioeconomic consequences of extreme events in coastal areas. We especially encourage studies related, but not limited to: i) the historical characterization and future prediction and assessment of coastal hazards and risks, ii) climate and marine services, data and models to develop urban-scale hazard modeling and scenarios, iii) smart technologies for real-scenario interventions (e.g., digital twin, low-cost sensors, Nature-Based Solutions), iv) participative approaches (e.g., living labs, citizen science) and strategies (e.g., coastal zone management plans) to make informed decisions that foster climate change resilience and adaptation in coastal areas.