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Hazard and vulnerability assessment – the path to identifying risk

Project background

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.

Expected results

Expected results year 1

Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics - Malta :

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).

Expected results year 2

Identification of coastal vulnerability and consequences. The project will evaluate a number of potential methodologies that can be used for the estimation of social, economic and physical coastal vulnerability to coastal erosion and / or sea level rise, and choose one or a set of such methodologies for field application (mapping) during 2019.
ICOD CERG UNIMORE

Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics - Malta



Activities year 1

  • Susceptibility and hazards mapping on the NW coast of Malta and SE coast of Gozo

Activities year 2

  • Co-organisation of and participation to Caen Workshop on coastal hazard vulnerability assessment.
  • Application of chosen methodology (ies) for coastal vulnerability assessment and data collection on Malta study site (NW coast of Malta and SE coast of Gozo).

Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics - Malta



Activities year 1


  • Susceptibility and hazards mapping on the NW coast of Malta and SE coast of Gozo

Activities year 2


 

European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards - France



Deliverables year 1


  • Susceptibility and hazard maps for selected coastal areas in Normandy.

Deliverables year 2


Vulnerability and consequences maps for selected coastal areas in Normandy.

Activities year 1


Susceptibility and hazards mapping on selected coastal areas of Normandy

Activities year 2


 

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Italy



Deliverables year 1


  • Susceptibility and hazard maps for selected coastal areas in Malta / Gozo

Deliverables year 2


    • Vulnerability and consequences maps for selected coastal areas in Malta / Gozo.
  • Report on the expert workshop on coastal hazard vulnerability and consequences assessment. 

Activities year 1


  • Susceptibility and hazards mapping on the NW coast of Malta and SE coast of Gozo

Activities year 2


 

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