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P32. Rocky coasts, an ever-changing landscape: landforms, processes and hazards


Congressi SGI-SIMP

  • Davide Torre - Università degli studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
  • Nicola Fullin - Università degli studi di Ferrara
  • Maria Francesca Tursi - Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
  • Stefano Furlani - Università degli studi di Trieste
Rocky coasts (i.e. cliffs and plunging cliffs, bluffs, rocky shore platforms and other coastal landforms related to rocky coasts,such as pocket beaches), are one of the most complex environments, due to a large number of interactions of natural and human processes. Representing about 50% of Mediterranean shorelines, these landforms are constantly shaped by the action of gravitational and tectonic processes together with climate change forcing and sea level rise, storm waves and weathering processes. Furthermore, increasing urbanization interacts with this environment modifying the coastal landscape.
Considering the increased interest on these topics in the past two decades, we want to take stock of the Italian and international productions of research related to this issue and promote the sharing of new researches on rocky coasts.
We encourage contributions concerning all the topics related to these coastal environments:  • Geological, structural and geomorphological mapping
 • New measurement techniques and approaches
 • Quantification of the effects exerted by multiple processes (long-term and short-term processes)
 • Cliffs response to waves and storm waves
 • Susceptibility and hazard assessment
 • Numerical coastal evolution modeling
 • Coastal geoheritage conservation.
Rocky coasts, landscape evolution, climate change, natural hazards
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