Editorial: Connecting the land to the sea

Tiago Fazeres-Ferradosa, Tom Bruce, Facheng Wang

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Recent estimates point out that more than 40% of the World's population is currently living within 100 km of the coast (UN, 2017). As clearly identified by Taveira Pinto et al. (2022), this number will most likely increase in the coming decades, mainly due to the growth of population in large cities (often located in coastal zones), and due to the migrations registered from inland to littoral regions whose larger economic growth offers more opportunities for social and economic empowerment.

This general context sets out rising needs to design new coastal and estuarine infrastructures ultimately responsible to link land based activities to sea, as well as to promote the sustainable interactions between humankind and such locations. In this sense, inputs related to the efficient design of marine structures remain as valuable contributions to a growing demand for optimised design of infrastructure towards sustainable engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
JournalMaritime Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2022


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