Coastal Vulnerability Assessments: Tools, Training, and Networking

Coastal Vulnerability Assessments: Tools, Training, and Networking
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by Miledel Christine C. Quibilan
2014 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 5 No. 3 | 4 pages
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  • Print 2225-9694
  • e-ISSN 2599-3860

Coastal vulnerability assessment (VA) tools aim to provide guidance for coastal climate change adaptation (CCA) planning by measuring the vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to a variety of climate-related hazards such as changes in ocean temperature, sea level rise, and increased frequency of more devastating typhoons.

The scope of coastal vulnerability assessment (VA) includes fisheries, coastal integrity, orthe overall state of the coast and biodiversity therein. The tools used are mostly ecosystem-based with biophysical and socioeconomic components. The scale of application is the coastal barangay (village) with an average coastline of nine kilometers.