Coastal climate risk and adaptation studies: the importance of understanding different classes of problem

Gibbs, Mark T. (2015) Coastal climate risk and adaptation studies: the importance of understanding different classes of problem. Ocean and Coastal Management, 103 9-13. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.10.018


Author Gibbs, Mark T.
Title Coastal climate risk and adaptation studies: the importance of understanding different classes of problem
Journal name Ocean and Coastal Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-5691
1873-524X
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.10.018
Volume 103
Start page 9
End page 13
Total pages 5
Place of publication Bromley, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Economic intensification continues to increase along many of the world's coastlines. This intensification, which includes asset and infrastructure intensification, along with the increasing likelihood of inundation associated with sea level rise, implies an increasing risk profile for many coastal communities. In response, many cities and owners of major civil infrastructure have commissioned climate risk and adaptation studies in order to develop adaptation strategies. In many cases the same methods, terminology and approaches have been applied in studies of adaptation options for entire communities as for individual structures and assets. It is argued here that as a result of the different scales and complexity between whole communities and individual assets or structures, it is desirable that tailored approaches to identifying adaptation options need to be applied. In particular, it is recommended that categorising settlement and infrastructure studies into either community-scale, or infrastructure-scale problems will help to ensure that the most appropriate methodological approaches are be used.
Keyword Climate change adaptation
Vulnerability
Sea level rise
Coastal adaptation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 4 Nov 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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