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Ocean Energy and Coastal Protection

A Novel Strategy for Coastal Management Under Climate Change

  • Rafael J. Bergillos
  • Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado
  • Gregorio Iglesias

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rafael J. Bergillos, Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado, Gregorio Iglesias
    Pages 1-7
  3. Rafael J. Bergillos, Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado, Gregorio Iglesias
    Pages 9-27
  4. Rafael J. Bergillos, Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado, Gregorio Iglesias
    Pages 29-43
  5. Rafael J. Bergillos, Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado, Gregorio Iglesias
    Pages 45-57
  6. Rafael J. Bergillos, Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado, Gregorio Iglesias
    Pages 59-73
  7. Rafael J. Bergillos, Cristobal Rodriguez-Delgado, Gregorio Iglesias
    Pages 75-87

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the innovative concept of the dual function of wave farms as both renewable energy generators and coastal protection elements against erosion and flooding.

Developing renewable energy is one of the most pressing targets for society in the coming decades due to the finite nature of fossil fuels, their high costs, and the environmental impacts of their exploration and use, including climate change and the subsequent sea-level rise. Wave energy is one of the most promising renewable energy sources, thanks to its huge potential and low impact on the environment. As such, this book discusses the development and application of artificial intelligence to optimise wave farm location and layout, assesses the influence of the wave energy converter geometry on coastal protection against erosion and flooding, and analyses how the performance of wave farms as coastal defence elements is affected by climate change and sea level rise. The concepts, methods and conclusions presented are helpful to students, researchers, academics, engineers, designers, stakeholders and managers around the globe interested in wave energy, coastal engineering, and coastal management.

Keywords

Renewable Energy Wave Energy Wave Farms Coastal Protection and Management Coastal Engineering Environmental Impact Climate Change

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hydraulic Engineering Area, Department of AgronomyUniversity of CórdobaCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  3. 3.MaREI, Environmental Research Institute and School of EngineeringUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31318-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31317-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31318-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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