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Scientific Publications


Brooks S.M., Spencer T., Christie E.K. (2017) Storm impacts and shoreline recovery: Mechanisms and controls in the southern North Sea. Geomorphology, Vol. 283p.48-60. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.01.007 (Link)



Bertin, X., (2016). Storm surges and coastal flooding: Status and challenges. La Houille Blanche, 2016 (2), pp. 64-70. (Link)

Bogaard, T., S. DeKleermaeker, W.S. Jaeger, A. Van Dongeren. Development of Generic Tools for Coastal Early Warning and Decision Support. FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160718017. (Link)

Brooks SM, Spencer T, McIvor A, Möller I. (2016). Reconstructing and understanding the impacts of storms and surges, southern North Sea. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41 (6), 855-864, DOI 10.1002/esp.3905. (Link)

Brooks, S., Spencer, T. (2016) Shoreline responses to storm impacts: North Norfolk coast, southern North Sea. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-4079-1. (Link)

Carrasco, A.R., Ó. Ferreira , D. Roelvink. (2016). Coastal lagoons and rising sea level: A review. Earth-Science Reviews, 154, 356-368, DOI 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.11.007 (Link)

Costas, S. , Filipa Naughton , Ronald Goble , Hans Renssen. (2016). Windiness spells in SW Europe since the last glacial maximum. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, 436, 82-92, DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.023. (Link)

Ferreira, O., C. Viavattene, J. Jiménez, A. Bole, T. Plomaritis, S. Costas, S. Smets. CRAF Phase 1, A Framework to Identify Coastal Hotspots to Storm Impacts. Risk Evaluation & Assessment. FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160711008. (Link)

Garnier, E. (2016). “Influence des actions anthropiques”, In Développer la connaissance et l’observation du trait de côte. Contribution nationale pour une gestion intégrée pour la COP 21. Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie, 2016, 7-10. (Link)

Harley, M.D., Valentini, A., Armaroli, C., Perini, L., Calabrese, L., Ciavola, P. (2016). Can an early warning system help minimize coastal storm impacts? A case study of the 2012 Halloween storm, northern Italy, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 209-222. (Link)

Perini, L., Calabrese, G. Salerno, P. Ciavola, and C. Armaroli. (2016). Evaluation of coastal vulnerability to flooding: comparison of two different methodologies adopted by the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy). Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 16, 181-194, DOI 10.5194/nhess-16-181-2016. (Link)

Poelhekke, L., Jäger, W.S., van Dongeren, A., Plomaritis, T.A., McCall, R., Ferreira, O.  (2016). Predicting coastal hazards for sandy coasts with a Bayesian Network. Coastal Engineering, 118: 21-34. (Link)

Valchev, N, N. Andreeva, P. Eftimova, B. Prodanov, I. Kotsev. Assessment of Vulnerability to Storm Induced Flood Hazard Along Diverse Coastline Settings. Hazard And Risk Mapping. FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160710002. (Link)

Van Dongeren, A, P. Ciavola, G. Martinez, C. Viavattene, S. DeKleermaeker, O. Ferreira, C. Costa, R. McCall. RISC-KIT: Resilience Increasing Strategies for Coasts Disaster Management and Recovery, FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160717001. (Link)



Bertin, X. and G. Arnaud. (2015). Coastal flooding and dune breaching in the central part of the Bay of Biscay. Proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress, The Hague, the Netherlands. IAHR 2015. (Link)

Bertin, X., Kai Li , Aron Roland , Jean-Raymond Bidlot. (2015). The contribution of short-waves in storm surges: Two case studies in the Bay of Biscay. Continental Shelf Research, 96, 1-15, DOI 10.1016/j.csr.2015.01.005. (Link)

Bray, D., Martinez, G., (2015). Climate Change Lore and Its Implications for Climate Science: Post-science deliberation? Futures, Volume 66, February 2015, Pages 54–69. (Link)

Ciavola, P. (2015). Vulnerability of the Bangladesh coastline to inundation under cyclone activity: past records and DRR strategies at Sandwip Island. Proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress, IAHR 2015. (Link)

Costas S., Ferreira ,O., Martinez G., (2015) Why do we decide to live with risk at the coast? Ocean and Coastal Management, 118, Part A, 1-11, DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.05.015.  (Link)

Jäger, W., S., C. den Heijer, A. Bolle, and A.M. Hanea. (2015). A Bayesian Network Approach to Coastal Storm Impact Modeling. ICASP12 – 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil EngineeringJuly 12-15, 1-8, DOI 10.14288/1.0076218. (Link)

Johannessen, Å. and J.J. Granit (2015). Integrating flood risk, river basin management and adaptive management – gaps, barriers and opportunities illustrated with a case study from Kristianstad, Sweden. International Journal of Water Governance, 3, 5-24, DOI 10.7564 13-IJWG30. (Link)

Kleermaeker, S., Jäger, W., Van Dongeren, A. (2015). Development of coastal-fews: early warning system tool development. Proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress, IAHR 2015.

Martinez, G., Paolisso, M. (2015). Cultural dynamics of adaption to climate change: An example from the East Coast of the U.S., In: Sommer, B. (ed.) (forthcoming), Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America. Climate and Culture vol. 3: Brill, Leiden.

Nordstrom, K.F., Armaroli, C., Jackson, N.L., Ciavola, P. (2015). Opportunities and constraints for managed retreat on exposed sandy shores: Examples from Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Ocean Coast Manage., 104, 11-21, ISSN 0964-5691. (Link)

Plomaritis, T.A., Benavente, J., Laiz, I., Del Río, L. (2015). Variability in storm climate along the Gulf of Cadiz: the role of large scale atmospheric forcing and implications to coastal hazards. Climate Dynamics, 45, 2499-2514, DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2486-4. (Link)

Spencer T, Brooks SM, Evans BR, Tempest JA, Möller I. (2015) Southern North Sea storm surge event of 5 December 2013: Water levels, waves and coastal impacts. Earth-Science Reviews 146:120-145, DOI 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.04.002. (Link)

Van Dongeren, A.R. (2015). RISC-KIT: Resilience-increasing strategies for coasts. Proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress, IAHR 2015. (Link

Van Verseveld, H.C.W, A.R. van Dongeren, N.G. Plant, W.S. Jäger, C. den Heijer (2015) Modelling Multi-hazard Hurricane Damages on an Urbanized Coast with a Bayesian Network Approach. Coastal Engineering, 103, 1-14, DOI 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.05.006. (Link)



Armaroli, C. et al. (2014). Evaluation of coastal vulnerability: comparison of two different methodologies adopted by the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy). Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16, EGU2014. (Link)

Bertin, X. et al (2014). A modeling-based analysis of the flooding associated with Xynthia, central Bay of Biscay. Coastal Engineering, Volume 94, 80-89. (Link)

Bertin, X. (2014). How frequent is storm-induced flooding in the central part of the Bay of Biscay? Global and Planetary Change, 122, 161-175, DOI 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.08.013 (Link)

Breilh J. F. et al. (2014). How frequent is storm-induced flooding in the central part of the Bay of Biscay? Global and Planetary Changes, 122, 161-175, DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2486-4 (Link)

Ciavola P., Ferreira O., Van Dongeren A, Van Thiel de Vries J., Armaroli C. and Harley M. (2014). Prediction of Storm Impacts on Beach and Dune Systems. In: Hydrometeorological Hazards: Interfacing Science and Policy, First Edition. Edited by Philippe Quevauviller. 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. pp. 227-252. (Link)

Garnier, E. (2014). ‘A historic experience for a strengthened resilience. European societies in front of hydro-meteors 16th-20th centuries’, in Quevauviller P. (eds.), Prevention of hydrometeorological extreme events-Interfacing sciences and policies, New York, Wiley, vol 1, 2014, p.3-26. (Link)

Martinez, G., Orbach, M., Küstenschutz. (2014). Europa und USA im Vergleich. In: Leitschuh, H., Michelsen, G., Simonis, U.E., von Weizsäcker, E.U. (eds.) Jahrbuch Ökologie 2014. Re-Naturierung. Gesellschaft im Einklang mit der Natur, oekom verlag. Pgs. 215-222. (Link)

Spencer, T. Susan M. Brooks , Iris Möller. (2014). Floods: Storm-surge impact depends on setting. Nature, 505, p. 26, DOI:10.1038/505026b (Link)

Spencer, T., Susan M. Brooks , Iris Möller, Ben R. Evans (2014). Where Local Matters: Impacts of a Major North Sea Storm Surge. EOS, 95 (30), 269-270. DOI 10.1002/2014EO300002. (Link)

Van Dongeren, A., Ciavola, P., Viavattene, C., De Kleermaeker, S., Martinez, G., Ferreira, O., Costa C. and R. McCall. (2014). RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolkit. In: Green, A.N. and Cooper, J.A.G. (eds.), Proceedings 13th International Coastal Symposium (Durban, South Africa), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue. No. 66, ISSN 0749-0208. (Link)