First output of the project to assess coastal vulnerability

Australia: Department of Planning/Department of Transport, Australia, has delivered the first outputs of the project to assess coastal vulnerability and prepare for possible sea level rise. They include complete and seamless data files of water depths and broad seabed imagery from pseudo-reflectance and a high resolution coastal 3D model of the land and seabed between Two Rocks and Cape Naturaliste.

The data collected will be used as input for several other purposes, such as:
- assessment of the impacts of climate change induced sea level rise on the coast;
- modelling flooding, groundwater, surface water, tsunamis and storm events;
- provide a basis for contingency planning and managing natural disasters; etc