Blue Carbon Engineering
Coastal Engineering Journal Special Issue Call for Papers
Deadline: 1 September 2019
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 particularly to tidal forests (mangroves), tidal marshes and seagrass meadows, has grown exponentially. Now is the time to gather state-of-the-art perspectives from, and for, the engineering 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 and engineers 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?
Abstracts Due: 1st September, 2019
Abstract Acceptance Notice: September, 2019
Full Papers Due: 1st May, 2020
Advance Online Publication: January, 2021
Publication: March, 2021
Prospective authors are invited to submit a one-page-abstract of their paper in PDF format by 1st of September, 2019. The abstract should include title, list of authors with affiliations and summary of the full paper within 400 words (no figures). Please submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before the deadline. The corresponding author will be notified of abstract screening result and requested to submit a full paper by 1st May, 2020.
Please note that all the submitted full 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.
Tomohiro Kuwae, Ph.D, Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Stephen Crooks Ph.D. Silvestrum Climate Associates, email@example.com