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Coastal Blue Carbon and Green Infrastructure

Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 August 2020

Coastal and marine ecosystems are now recognized for their role in the global carbon cycle, stimulating interest in their improved management for climate mitigation and adaptation benefits. The number of science articles on ‘blue carbon ecosystems’, referring generally to tidal forests (including mangroves), tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows has grown exponentially, and new potential blue ecosystems, such as macroalgal beds and its algal mariculture and embayment, are emerging. Given their multifunctionality, such systems are also viewed as part of ‘green (blue) infrastructure”.

Now is the time to gather state-of-the-art perspectives from, and for, the engineering and science community who are tasked with implementing blue carbon ecosystem creation, restoration and protective measures amongst other needs of coastal inhabitants.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together a diverse group of leading researchers from the around the world to explore relevant topics. What have we learnt in long-term (>40 years) wetlands restoration? What are the opportunities and limits in applying natural or green infrastructure to sustain coastal systems and communities? Can we envision future coastlines balancing blue carbon ecosystems with increased need for food production and waste assimilation? What is our capacity to quantify and model blue carbon ecosystem services (such as storm wave attenuation) and how do we incorporate uncertainty into planning?

Coastal Engineering Journal

Table of Contents for Coastal Engineering Journal. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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Submission guidelines

We encourage review, synthesis, or perspective articles in addition to original papers. Please submit your article to kuwae@p.mpat.go.jp and steve.crooks@silvestrum.com before the deadline. Please note that all the submitted papers shall undergo through the same review process as other CEJ papers; some papers may be rejected depending on the review outcomes, while others might be recommended for a normal issue of the journal.

We look forward to receiving your excellent papers.

Time Schedule:

First Manuscript Submission Due

31st August, 2020

Advance Online Publication

March, 2021


May, 2021

Editorial Information

Guest Editors:

Tomohiro Kuwae, Ph.D, Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan



Stephen Crooks Ph.D. Silvestrum Climate Associates



Last published in September 2019. Last updated on 22th November 2019.