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Deliverable 2.1 "Coastal Hazard Assessment Module" is now ready!

Deliverable 2.1 "Coastal Hazard Assessment Module" is now ready and available. Three main hazard types have been included: coastal‐flooding, coastal‐erosion and flash floods.

The current deliverable 2.1 presents the Hazard Assessment module to be used in the RISC‐KIT project. First, the general framework is presented which is followed by the description of the different tools to be used to quantify considered hazards. Coastal hazards included in this module have been selected taking into account the general characteristics of the European coastline. Thus, three main hazard types have been included: coastal‐flooding related ones, coastal‐erosion related ones and flash floods. For all of them, simple parametric models have been selected to quickly assess their magnitude for a large number of events (to obtain reliable probabilistic distributions) in large number of positions along the coast (to properly characterize hazards at regional scale). This permits, in a first phase, to quickly identify the existence of hotspots along the coast. In a second phase, these sensitive areas will be further analyzed by using detailed process‐oriented models such as XBeach to properly define these hotspots based on a more precise assessment of the hazard magnitude.

 

In order to assess future storm‐induced coastal hazards, RISC-KIT also proposes a method to account for potential long‐term climate change effects. The proposed methodology mainly focuses on the assessment of indirect effects, i.e. changes in the hazard due to induced changes in the coastal system state (e.g. SLR induced erosion and inundation).

 

You can download the deliverable [.pdf] here

 

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