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SURVAS
Description

The SURVAS (Synthesis and Upscaling of Sea-level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Studies) project developed a global assessment of vulnerability of the coastal zone using a common assessment methodology, identifying key indicators for the assessment of coastal natural susceptibility and socio-economic vulnerability and resilience to the impact of climate change, particularly accelerated sea-level rise.

Appropriate Use For the assessment of coastal natural susceptibility and socio-economic vulnerability and resilience to the impact of climate change, particularly accelerated sea-level rise.
Scale SURVAS can be applied in sub-national, national, regional and global analysis.
Key Output Workshop reports (see international references).
Key Input Expert knowledge in workshop context
Ease of Use Depends upon consensus between experts
Training Required Expert judgement required
Training Available None
Computer Requirements Requirements are required when modeling
Documentation SURVAS database 
International Studies

Workshops held in Egypt, Germany and UK. Examples of studies: SURVAS (2000a, 2000b, 2001) Nicholls (2000).

Contacts for Framework, Documentation, Technical Assistance

See documentation

Cost No cost
References

During a SURVAS overview workshop in UK in 2001 it was reported that geological, historical and current sea-level data exists. Other data include those from UNFCCC and NC as well as data on present coastal erosion and storminess climate variability.


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