A coastal vulnerability assessment for planning climate resilient infrastructure


General Information:

Author: Brown, J.M. et al.

Year of publication: 2018

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Details: Combines the analysis of exposed infrastructure to climate change and disaster risk

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: Low

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Coastal managers, governmental authorities, researchers

Institutional scale of use: National

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: State level decision makers and private sector

Output: Risk map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Web-tool just applicable in several regions of the UK. Location specific data is needed as input

Sectors covered: Energy sector

Details: Nuclear Power Plants

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: The tool incorporates a combination of observational data and modelling data on which the mapping is based on. The data is then also combined in a ROA framework to evaluate the cost- benefit ratio of implementing a new coastal management approach (adaptation options).

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Hazard, exposure

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Sea level rise, Storm surge

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Data is incorporated in the tool

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Economic

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Brown, J.M. et al.

Open access: Yes