Information Manual 3: Data and datasets for coastal adaptation
Author: Jo Mummery
This manual provides an overview of why data are important, what data are available and how data can be used in first-pass risk screening and hazard assessments. The focus is primarily on biophysical data and information relating to coastal processes, climate and climate change, elevation and geomorphology. These data are used in models that help us understand the coast, its dynamics and how it is changing. In addition, the manual identifies national datasets on social, economic and environmental factors relevant to understanding the consequences of coastal climate change.