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

Lazarus, E., Aldabet, S., Thompson, C.E.L., Hill, C.T., Nicholls, R.J., French, J.R., Brown, S., Tompkins, E.L., Haigh, J.D., Townend, J.H. and Penning-Rowsell, E.C., 2021. The UK needs an open data portal dedicated to coastal flood and erosion hazard risk and resilience. Anthropocene Coasts, 4, 137-146.

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DOI: 10.1139/anc-2020-0023


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 portal for quality-assured, publicly accessible open data. 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. The portal would facilitate novel combinations of spatial data layers in order to yield scientifically, societally, and economically beneficial insights into UK coastal systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:geomatics; geospatial information systems; open data
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:35630
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:10 Jun 2021 13:23
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:28


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