DECADE ACTION INCUBATOR 15

Enhance coastal resilience and adaptation: Observe and predict coastal inundation and erosion

Densely populated coastal areas of the East Asia and Pacific Islands are particularly vulnerable to coastal inundation and erosion.

Coastal inundation and erosion can result in property damage, economic loss and ecosystem degradation. The impacts are generally greatest where the coast has been developed for infrastructure or human settlements.

Coastal inundation and beach dune erosion are induced by the oscillatory motion of the long waves, as well as short wind waves above the mean water-level elevated by tide, storm surge, wave setup and long-term sea-level fluctuation. There are a lot of limitations with the current conventional monitoring and simulation methods in detecting the rapidly varying nearshore bathymetry, simulating the oscillatory motion at the swash-zone, and predicting the impact of climate change.

This incubator will bring scientists, engineers working on coastal planning and development, review conventional approaches to the monitoring and prediction of the coastal inundation and erosion, discuss new approaches to address their limitations, and explore the possibility of a UN Decade Action.

Speakers

LI Huajun

Ocean University of China

Yan Kun

Deltares, Netherland

Yoo Jeseon

Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Sakanan Plathong

Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Xu Danya

Sun Yet-Sen University, China

Yipintsoi Klaomard

Office of Mrigadayavan, Thailand

Bingchen Liang

Ocean University of China, China

26 November 2021

1300-1500

(UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Dong-Young Lee

Ocean University of China & Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

Contact

For any inquiries please email

iocwestpac@unesco.org

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