Regional coastal susceptibility assessment for the Pacific Islands: Technical Report


This report describes the development of a regional coastal vulnerability framework that demonstrates the relative sensitivities of different islands in the Pacific to coastal change. As part of the report a series of maps displaying relative vulnerability were produced, along with an island type database, including various island attributes such as size, shape, geology, etc.

Island polygons were obtained primarily from the World Vector Shorelines (GSHHG v2.2.2) data. Some polygons were amended to better fit underlying data (ESRI World Imagery basemap) Some smaller polygons were digitised.

This publication was produced under the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme.

Lineage: Island points were produced by using Google Earth to retrieve coordinates.

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Credit:
NOAA National Geophysical Data Centre http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/shorelines/gshhs.html
ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp
Google Earth - http://earth.google.com/intl/en/license.html


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https://www.pacificclimatechange.net/document/regional-coastal-susceptibility-assessment-pacific-islands-technical-report
040699 - Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified, 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 040604 - Natural Hazards, 040601 - Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
https://www.terranova.org.au/repository/paccsap-collection/regional-coastal-susceptibility-assessment-for-the-pacific-islands-summary-report; http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/paccsap
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Regional coastal susceptibility assessment for the Pacific Islands: Technical Report is licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia for use under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia licence with the exception of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, the logo of the agency responsible for publishing the report, content supplied by third parties, and any images depicting people. For licence conditions see: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 © Commonwealth of Australia, 2015. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Collaborating Organisations: University of New England Authors: Patrick D. Nunn, Lalit Kumar, Ian Eliot, Roger F. McLean
Nunn. P. D., Kumar. L., Eliot. I., McLean. R. F., (2015): Regional coastal susceptibility assessment for the Pacific Islands: Technical Report, Report for the Commonwealth of Australia.
internationaladaptation@environment.gov.au, Associate Professor Lalit Kumar, University of New England Email: lkumar@une.edu.au
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