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., French, Jon R., Brown, Sally, Tompkins, Emma L., Haigh, Ivan D., Townend, Ian H. and Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. ORCID logoORCID: (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 [Article] (doi:10.1139/anc-2020-0023)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Nature and Landscape Conservation, Ocean Engineering, Waste Management and Disposal, Oceanography
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 33895
Notes on copyright: Copyright remains with the author(s) or their institution(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 15:57
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