An integrated approach to analyze sedimentary stock and coastal erosion in vulnerable areas: Resilience assessment of San Vicenzo’s coast (Italy)
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Knowledge AreaIngeniería e Infraestructura del Transporte
SponsorsThe present study has been carried out within the MAREGOT project from the European INTERREG program 2014–2020, of which the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Florence (Italy), and the Department of Coastal and Marine Environment Protection at Regione Toscana are partners.
Bibliographic CitationBianco, F.; Conti, P.; García-Ayllon, S.; Pranzini, E. An Integrated Approach to Analyze Sedimentary Stock and Coastal Erosion in Vulnerable Areas: Resilience Assessment of San Vicenzo’s Coast (Italy). Water 2020, 12, 805. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12030805
Coastal resilience assessment
The assessment of coastal erosion risk is a major challenge, since environmental and geomorphic features, together with sea state parameters, can seriously change the configuration of coastal areas. In addition, the anthropic actions of the coastal communities may also drastically modify the configuration of the coast in vulnerable areas. In this study, a linkage between regional mapping guidelines and national geological cartography procedures is presented as a meaningful tool in the geomorphic trends analysis for the integrated mapping of the main morphological patterns of San Vincenzo’s coastal area, in the region of Tuscany (Italy). Comparing and joining different procedures—which have different scales and topics—requires adapting the fields and the information provided in maps and databases. In this case study, a GIS morpho-sedimentological approach is developed. This GIS approach enables us to cover several issues simultaneously, such as the representation of coastal active processes, ...
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