"Training Pack": Coastal evolution and risk mapping
The Training Pack and the accompanying CD-Rom and DVD present an innovative methodology for identifying and mapping coastal evolution and risks in regional study
areas. The maps provide a generic overview of the coastline in terms of current and future
hazard and risk allowing 'hotspots' of future hazard activity to be identified. The regional
approach can be used by planners, engineers, coastal managers and decision-makers to plan for the future and prioritise resources accordingly.
An evaluation of the likely costs associated with increasing coastal
hazards in a changing climate promotes a precautionary approach
to coastal risk management. By preparing for the impacts of
climate change at the coast and implementing strategies of
adaptation, future risk to coastal communities may be reduced.
However, in order to effectively implement sustainable strategies
for the future, it is necessary to have political support and
appropriate legal frameworks in place.
This Training Pack demonstrates an approach to allow users to
identify areas of high risk at the coast, in view of the impacts of
Click on the links below to download the 48-page Training Pack