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Enzo Pranzini     Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Enzo Pranzini published an article in November 2018.
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Giorgio Anfuso

79 shared publications

Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Cádiz, Polígono del Río San Pedro s/n, 11510 Puerto Real, Spain

A.T Williams

38 shared publications

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Swansea, UK

Dan Bowman

6 shared publications

Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben‐Gurion University of the Negev, Beer‐Sheva 84105, Israel

Carlos Mestanza

4 shared publications

Universidad de Cádiz, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Polígono Río San Pedro s/n, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain; Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Puerto Francisco de Orellana, Orellana, Ecuador

Serena Ferri

2 shared publications

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Shore Protection Structures Increase and Evolution on the Northern Tuscany Coast (Italy): Influence of Tourism Industry Enzo Pranzini, Giorgio Anfuso, Irene Cinelli, Marco Piccardi... Published: 13 November 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10111647
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Analysis of a large shoreline database (from 1878 to 2017) and recompilation of information on type/age of shore protection structures along the Northern Tuscany, allowed a deep insight of the progressive armouring of this coastal sector. The area experienced beach erosion since the end of the 19th century due to reduced sediment inputs from rivers and harbour constructions. Shore protection structures started to develop at the beginning of the 20th century, first to protect settlements and coastal roads, later to maintain a beach for tourist activity. The changing of the goal and the increasing awareness of the negative impact of some structures resulted in an evolution of coastal defence projects: initially, seawalls and revetments, later detached breakwaters and, more recently, groins. Today, a reduction in hard structures is perceived by removing or lowering detached breakwaters and groins below mean sea level. The forcing function of the growing tourism industry is producing a demand for projects and their design is detailed in this paper: results will be of use in the correct design of a long-term, general, erosion management plan to restore the natural sediment circulation patterns.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Seven good practices for the environmental licensing of coastal interventions: Lessons from the Italian, Cuban, Spanish ... Cristina Pereira, Camilo M. Botero, Ivan Correa, Enzo Pranzi... Published: 01 November 2018
Environmental Impact Assessment Review, doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2018.06.002
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A probabilistic approach to borrow sediment selection in beach nourishment projects Enzo Pranzini, Giorgio Anfuso, Juan J. Muñoz-Perez Published: 01 September 2018
Coastal Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.05.001
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Rock Coasts Allan Williams, Enzo Pranzini Published: 01 August 2018
Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_315
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Coastal Environments Enzo Pranzini, Allan Williams Published: 01 August 2018
Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_56
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Coastal Erosion Management at Callao (Peru) in the 17th and 18th Centuries: The First Groin Field in South America? Carlos Mestanza, Marco Piccardi, Enzo Pranzini Published: 04 July 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10070891
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Analysis of written documents, projects and historical cartography of the 17th and 18th centuries allows reconstruction of the shore protection works performed at Callao (Peru) to defend the settlements and its boundary wall from storm waves and tsunamis. Groins appeared for the first time in early 18th century maps, together with gently sloping revetments in an unrealized project of the same period. Comparisons between Callao projects and those performed in Europe in the same centuries show a uniformity in design and construction materials that overpasses the environmental differences of the sites. Successes and failures followed each other and, although an understanding of coastal dynamics and the positive and negative effects of the various works were known, it was not possible to guarantee the stability of the walls and consequently the safety of the city from sea attack. A strategic retreat was even considered.