A coastal region is an area where land meets the sea or ocean, and includes very sensitive coastal ecosystems (mangroves, seagrass and coral reefs), complex estuaries as well as unique topographies such as bay areas or semi-enclosed seas. Therefore, hydrodynamic processes play an important role in resources distribution, marine biota community structures, material exchanges in coastal waters, pollutant dispersion and coastline changes.
Potential discussion topics:
- Waves, sediment transport and coastal changes
- Tidal currents, residual currents and material distribution
- Ocean energy in the coastal zone (wind, wave, tidal wave, ocean current)