Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) - Land Use Mapping Datasets

Data includes aerial photographs and satellite images and GIS layers in raster formats interpreted from the  images depicting land cover in Bonriki and land cover changes for the Bonriki survey area for different years.Images were processed and analysed from the years 1968 to 2014 under the Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) project.

A GIS raster layer showing land cover for Bonriki, in Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati, as at 2014, is available via PacGeo at

The layer is the result of the processing of an aerial photograph that was acquired in 2014 using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and was used to interpret land cover changes in the area.

The Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) project aimed to improve understanding of the vulnerability of the Bonriki freshwater reserve to coastal hazards and climate variability and change. Improved knowledge of risks to this freshwater resource will enable better adaptation planning by the Government of Kiribati.

This BIVA project was supported by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme.

File Size: 10.7GB

For more information on accessing the data, please contact the data custodian listed in this record.



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Detailed Descriptions
090905 - Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 120504 - Land Use and Environmental Planning,
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Start 2005/05/01 Start text End 2005/07/01 End text
Attributions and Constraints
Copyright Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) 2015. All rights for commercial/for profit reproduction or translation, in any form, reserved. SPC authorises the partial reproduction or translation of this material for scientific, educational or research purposes, provided that SPC and the source document are properly acknowledged. Public release of the data collection is restricted and on request basis with prior approval from the Kiribati Government. Metadata and layers are available for viewing and download through the SPC-PACGEO website.
Contributors: Herve Damlamian, Jens Kruger, Amrit Raj. Collaborating Organisations: Government of Kiribati, Ministry of Public Works and Utilities.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community, (2014): Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) - Land Use Mapping - Datasets
Jens Kruger, Manager, Ocean and Coastal Geoscience, SPC;