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

Lazarus, Eli D., Aldabet, Sofia, Thompson, Charlotte E. l., Hill, Christopher T., Nicholls, Robert J. ORCID:, French, Jon R., Brown, Sally, Tompkins, Emma L., Haigh, Ivan D., Townend, Ian H. and Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. (2021) The UK needs an open data portal dedicated to coastal flood and erosion hazard risk and resilience. Anthropocene Coasts, 4 (1). pp. 137-146. ISSN 2561-4150

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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 to yield scientifically, societally, and economically beneficial insights into UK coastal systems.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors are grateful for support from the Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience Programme through UK Research & Innovation award NE/S016651/1, and a Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) Doctoral Studentship to S.A. Publisher Copyright: © 2021, Canadian Science Publishing. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: geomatics,geospatial information systems,open data,waste management and disposal,ocean engineering,nature and landscape conservation,oceanography,sdg 15 - life on land,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2311
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 01:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:04
DOI: 10.1139/anc-2020-0023

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