Coastal Hazard Wheel

Created: 7/10/2017 - Updated: 8/10/2017

Overview

The Coastal Hazard Wheel is a universal coastal adaptation system to address all coastal challenges simultaneously. It can be used as a complete coastal language and aims to boost adaptation action and bridge the gap between scientists, policy-makers and the general public. It is based on a new coastal classification system and functions as a key for classifying a particular coastal location, determining its hazard profile, identifying relevant management options and communicating coastal information. The Coastal Hazard Wheel App currently provides global coastal classification and adaptation information with low-moderate accuracy and will be continuously improved as various adaptation projects are implemented.

Audience

Coastal policy-makers and stakeholders at local, regional and national level.

Contact

Lars Rosendahl Appelquist

UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

Keywords

Scale of Project: 
Community / Local
Multilateral / Transboundary
National / Federal
Regional / Subnational
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Economics
Education / Outreach
Land Use Planning
Policy
Research
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Type of Tool: 
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Adaptation Planning Frameworks / Toolkits
Community Planning
Decision Support
Governance
Communication / Outreach
Impact or Vulnerability Assessment
Modeling and Analysis
Visualization
Hazard Simulation / Visualization
GIS Mapping
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal
Intertidal
Mangrove
Marine riparian
Supratidal (beach, rocky shore, etc.)
Marine
Reef
Subtidal (eelgrass, seagrass, etc.)
Aquatic
Estuarine
Marsh
Mudflat
Swamp
Wetland
Tool Cost: 
Free