Coastal Hazard Wheel

Created: 7/10/2017 - Updated: 2/27/2020

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.

Lars Rosendahl Appelquist
Organization
Coastal Hazard Wheel platform, UNEP-DTU, UNEP-DHI, Deltares

Organization(s)

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