© 2005

Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection Structures Varna, Bulgaria 25–27 May 2004

  • Claus Zimmermann
  • Robert G. Dean
  • Valeri Penchev
  • Henk Jan Verhagen


  • Beach nourishment as soft coastal protection

  • Numerical simulations of hydraulics, sediment transport and structures

  • Coastal hydraulics and structures interaction

  • Coastal defence strategies

Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-8
  2. Key-Notes

  3. Selected Participant Presentations

    1. Stephan Mai, Oliver Stoschek, Jan Geils, Andreas Matheja
      Pages 149-162
    2. P. Prinos, I. Avgeris, Th. Karambas
      Pages 177-189
    3. Pedro Lomonaco, Cesar Vidal, Iñigo J. Losada, Nicolas Garcia, Javier L. Lara
      Pages 191-210
    4. J.A. Juanes, J.A. Revilla, C. Alvarez, A. García, A. Puente, K. Nikolov
      Pages 243-253
    5. Rui Taborda, Fernando Magalhães, Carlos Ângelo
      Pages 255-265
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 267-276

About these proceedings


Coast lines have been and still are the central lines of civilization around the world with still increasing pressure from both sides – the hinterland and the sea – with all its foreseeable and unforeseeable impacts by means of nature or mankind. While the response of nature to such impacts is flexible in the way that all morphological changes with all the consequences are tolerated as part of the system, humanity cannot tolerate short-term or long-term changes without being threatened in its physical and economical existence. The objectives of this Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Environmentally Friendly Coastal Structures were:

- to contribute to the critical assessment of existing knowledge in the field of coastal and environmental protection;
- to identify directions for future research in that area;
- to promote close working relationships between scientists from different countries and with different professional experience.

The latest trends in research on coastal and environmental protection were summarized and developed during the meeting. Seventeen papers are presented in this book, attempting to cover all related aspects as completely as possible – coast, engineering structures, water, sediments, ecosystems in their complicated interaction.


development ecosystem environmental protection hydraulics simulation transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Claus Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Robert G. Dean
    • 2
  • Valeri Penchev
    • 3
  • Henk Jan Verhagen
    • 4
  1. 1.University of HannoverGermany
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics CentreVarnaBulgaria
  4. 4.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection Structures Varna, Bulgaria 25–27 May 2004
  • Editors Claus Zimmermann
    Robert G. Dean
    Valeri Penchev
    Henk Jan Verhagen
  • Series Title NATO Science Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-3299-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4020-3300-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-3301-8
  • Series ISSN 1568-1238
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages II, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Civil Engineering
    Environment, general
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