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A coastal vulnerability assessment for planning climate resilient infrastructure

Brown, Jennifer M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3894-4651; Morrissey, Karyn; Knight, Philip; Prime, Thomas D.; Almeida, Luis Pedro; Masselink, Gerd; Bird, Cai O.; Dodds, Douglas; Plater, Andrew J.. 2018 A coastal vulnerability assessment for planning climate resilient infrastructure. Ocean & Coastal Management, 163. 101-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.06.007

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Abstract/Summary

There is a good understanding of past and present coastal processes as a result of coastal monitoring programmes within the UK. However, one of the key challenges for coastal managers in the face of climate change is future coastal change and vulnerability of infrastructure and communities to flooding. Drawing on a vulnerability-led and decision-centric framework (VL-DC) a Decision Support Tool (DST) is developed which, combines new observations and modelling to explore the future vulnerability to sea-level rise and storms for nuclear energy sites in Britain. The combination of these numerical projections within the DST and a Real Options Analysis (ROA) delivers essential support for: (i) improved response to extreme events and (ii) a strategy that builds climate change resilience.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.06.007
ISSN: 09645691
Date made live: 22 Jun 2018 14:54 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/520361

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