Applications of meteorology and oceanography in the coastal zone
Convener: Mario Marcello Miglietta  | Co-Conveners: Manel Grifoll , Silvio Gualdi , Joaquim Ballabrera 
 / Mon, 04 Sep, 11:15–12:45  / Room Business school 2
 / Attendance Mon, 04 Sep, 18:30–19:30  / Display Mon, 04 Sep, 09:00–Tue, 05 Sep, 12:00  / Poster area

This session will cover the effects, mitigation and forecasting of a wide range of atmospheric and oceanographic phenomena occurring in coastal areas, from synoptic and mesoscale patterns down to local scale processes. This will cover applications of our understanding and monitoring for operational oceanography and related services such as coastal resources management, wind-waves and circulation predictions for the sake of maritime safety and navigation, marine environmental protection, coastal erosion.

Topics can be covered with both modelling and/or observation studies, including in-situ measurements, ground-based and space-borne remote sensing techniques (scatterometers, synthetic aperture radar, ...). Results emerging from operational campaigns are also welcome.

Specific attention should be allocated to high-impact weather and marine events affecting coastal areas. They can be analysed both from a meteorological and climatological perspective, including the effects of climate change. These are paramount issues for highly urbanized coastal areas that require an optimised management, including urbanization and renewable energy integration planning strategies.

Stakeholders for renewable energy spatial planning both onshore and offshore, coastal management, urbanization planners for smart coastal cities are also welcome.