This project proposal is based on an earlier initiative to develop a simplified but scientifically sound methodology for risk assessment of coastal hazards. It is linked to a need identified in a 2014 initiative for a stepped approach to the identification and mapping of coastal risk.
A 2016-17 project saw the development of geomorphological mapping skills
and datasets in the participating centres and country coastlines.
This current proposal (2018/19) considers
the production of susceptibility and hazards mapping (in 2018) and subsequent
(2019) identification of coastal vulnerability.
The global objective of the 2018/19 project is to provide national
authorities / ministries responsible for planning and civil
protection with a well-defined, methodology for susceptibility and hazard
mapping and identification of vulnerability to coastal hazards.
The long-term goal is to conclude this project in 2020-21 with
Risk assessment and mapping.
Susceptibility and hazards mapping will be carried out in selected coastal areas of Malta and Normandy where previous geomorphological mapping took place during the 2016/17 programme (the NW coast of Malta and SE coast of Gozo and west coast of Normandy).