Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Modelling Coastal Vulnerabilities: Tool for Decision Support System at Inter-municipality Level
Author: Alves, F. L.
Coelho, C.
Coelho, C. D.
Pinto, P.
Keywords: Coastal Zone
Vulnerability Parameters
Geographic Information System
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Abstract: The northwest Portuguese coastal zone has been established as a very dynamic area in regards to coastal erosion by several studies and scientific papers. The present work develops a decision support system using GIS, which employs the methodology of vulnerability classification according to sea energetic actions for the area of Aveiro’s Lagoon Municipalities Association. The methodology presented uses nine weighted vulnerability parameters to build a map that illustrates the municipal-wide vulnerability to the energetic actions of the sea in this part of the coast. This project has been developed to provide scientific modelling substantiation for the coastal erosion vulnerability spatial classification based on existing theoretical findings. The model provides concrete representation of the observed vulnerability phenomenon which is easy to understand and less susceptible to criticism. It is therefore a useful tool for coastal management. The proposed methodology provides an improved version of the Coastal Zone Risk Map because the map developed in 1998 does not represent risk variations in inland areas.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0749-0208
Publisher Version:
Appears in Collections:CESAM - Artigos
Ria de Aveiro - Artigos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
modelling coastal vulnerabilities.pdf680.61 kBAdobe PDFrestrictedAccess

Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Degois 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.