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Dynamic and interactive assessment of national, regional and global vulnerability of coastal zones to climate change and sea-level rise (DINAS-COAST)

Objective

A consistent evaluation of coastal impacts and adaptation at national, regional and global scales are required to satisfy current information needs for climate policy. DINAS-COAST brings together the best available science and data to help policy to interpret and evaluate coastal vulnerability to climate change. The project will develop the CD-ROM-based assessment tool DIVA (Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Assessment), which will allow its users to evaluate the effects of mitigation and adaptation policies on coastal vulnerability, using a range of impact and adaptation indicators. DIVA will contain an extensive library of climate scenarios, derived from a climate system model of intermediate complexity, as well as socio-economic scenarios, a set of impact modules to assess changes in flood risk, wetland losses and socio-economic impacts, and an adaptation assessment module that includes both autonomous and planned adaptation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH
Address
4 C,telegrafenberg Haus 4 C
14412 Potsdam
Germany

Participants (4)

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Queensway
EN3 4SF Enfield
STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM (WL/DELFT HYDRAULICS)
Netherlands
Address
185,Rotterdamseweg 185
2600 MH Delft
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Troplowitzstraasse, 7
20146 Hamburg
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam