This research line aims to investigate the relationship between climate change and coastal hazards, with a focus on understanding the impact of a changing climate on the likelihood and severity of these hazards. This includes studying the physical processes that drive coastal hazards, such as sea level rise and storm events, and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of these hazards on coastal communities. The goal of this research is to improve our understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change and coastal hazards, and to identify strategies for mitigating and adapting to these challenges. This research line will draw on a range of interdisciplinary approaches, including observations and modeling of physical and biological processes, as well as social and economic analyses.
Giovanni Besio, Andrea Lira Loarca, Francesco De Leo, Manuel Corrales, Filippo Giaroli
Lira Loarca, A. & Besio, G. 2022 Future changes and seasonal variability of the directional wave spectra in the Mediterranean Sea for the 21st century. Environmental Research Letters, 17.
Sebok E, Henriksen HJ, Pastén-Zapata E, Berg P, Thirel G, Lemoine A, Lira-Loarca A, Photiadou C, Pimentel R, Royer-Gaspard P, Kjellström E. Use of expert elicitation to assign weights to climate and hydrological models in climate impact studies. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2022
Lira-Loarca, A., Ferrari, F., Mazzino, A. & Besio, G. 2021 Future wind and wave energy resources and exploitability in the Mediterranean Sea by Applied Energy, 302.
Loarca, A.L., Cobos, M., Besio, G. & Baquerizo, A. 2021 Projected wave climate temporal variability due to climate change. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess, 35.
De Leo, F., Besio, G. & Mentaschi, L. 2020 Trends and variability of ocean waves under RCP8.5 emission scenario in the Mediterranean Sea. Ocean Dynamics, 71.