Monitoring Sediment Transport in Certain Harbor Launches in the Southeastern Black Sea

Karasu S., Marangoz H. O., Kocapir B. H., Yılmaz E., Özölçer İ. H., Akpınar A.

WATER (SWITZERLAND), vol.15, no.21, pp.1-29, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/w15213860
  • Journal Name: WATER (SWITZERLAND)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Geobase, INSPEC, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-29
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The problem of shoaling on coastal structures is the result of an event that occurs as part of the natural cycle. In cases where shoaling cannot be detected or prevented, various economic and operational problems may arise and may cause disruptions. In this study, the complex coastal dynamic impact of shoaling on three sequential fishery coastal structures located within the borders of Rize province in the Eastern Black Sea region of Türkiye was examined in terms of bathymetric changes and sediment transport under the influence of the incident wave climate. The effects of these structures on each other were also investigated. With this aim, bathymetric measurements were carried out to examine the impact of waves on seabed erosion and deposition. A serious shoaling problem was identified at one of the harbor launches under investigation, where approximately 13,200 m3 of deposition occurs annually in a relatively small harbor launch area. Such physical problems are thought to be the result of shoaling, the selection of sites that are not viable for fishery-related coastal structures, or the wrong positioning of the breakwater.