The UK needs an open data portal dedicated to coastal flood and erosion hazard risk and resilience

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Authors

Eli Lazarus , Sofia Aldabet , Charlotte E L Thompson , Chris T Hill , Robert J Nicholls , Jon R French , Sally Brown , Emma L Tompkins , Ivan D Haigh , Ian H Townend , Edmund C Penning-Rowsell 

Abstract

In the UK, coastal flooding and erosion are two of the primary climate-related hazards to communities, businesses, and infrastructure. To better address the ramifications of those hazards, now and into the future, the UK needs to transform its scattered, fragmented coastal data resources into a systematic, integrated, quality-controlled, openly accessible data portal. Such a portal would support analyses of coastal risk and resilience by hosting, in addition to data layers for coastal flooding and erosion, a diverse array of spatial datasets for building footprints, infrastructure networks, land use, population, and various socio-economic measures and indicators derived from survey and census data. Rather than prescribe user engagement, the portal would facilitate novel combinations of spatial data layers in order to yield scientifically, societally, and economically beneficial insights into UK coastal systems.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/X5989C

Subjects

Geographic Information Sciences, Geomorphology, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Nature and Society Relations, Sustainability

Keywords

geomatics, open data, geospatial information systems

Dates

Published: 2020-12-17 15:39

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CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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