Seaport resilience to climate change: mapping vulnerability to sea-level rise

Chhetri, Prem, Corcoran, Jonathan, Gekara, Victor, Maddox, Chris and McEvoy, Darryn (2014) Seaport resilience to climate change: mapping vulnerability to sea-level rise. Journal of Spatial Science, 1-14. doi:10.1080/14498596.2014.943311

Author Chhetri, Prem
Corcoran, Jonathan
Gekara, Victor
Maddox, Chris
McEvoy, Darryn
Title Seaport resilience to climate change: mapping vulnerability to sea-level rise
Journal name Journal of Spatial Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-8596
Publication date 2014-08-26
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14498596.2014.943311
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Place of publication Singapore, Singapore
Publisher Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines the likely impact of extreme weather events and rising sea levels on key port logistics operations and infrastructure. It develops a 3D model to assess the vulnerability of seaports vis-à-vis operational assets to sea-level rise. Key operational assets were first identified and geo-referenced on a high-resolution digital terrain model. In addition, perceptions of threat of extreme weather events on port operations were also evaluated. The spatial model provides an innovative, flexible and visual representation of sea-level rise under different climate scenarios with the capability of mapping vulnerability of port assets relative to their location. The visual outputs provide the capacity to develop evidence-based adaptation strategies to adjust or retreat to respond to the risk of sea-level rise and related flooding. It is recommended that new infrastructure development should revisit design standards, specifications and procurement of assets that are more resilient and climate proof.
Keyword Climate change
Sea-level rise
Extreme weather events
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 26 August 2014.

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