Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Global long-term shoreline evolution

Description

In this study we present the evolution of the global shoreline from 1984 to 2015 based on satellite observations. During this period, the eroded surface is estimated up to 28,0000 km2 which is twice the amount of accreted land. This study highlights the impact of the anthropogenic activities at the coastal zone, the footprint of coastal natural disasters and the potential vulnerability of the coastal areas due to the effect of climate change.

Contributors
Lorenzo Mentaschi lorenzo.mentaschi@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-2967-9593
Michail Vousdoukas michail.vousdoukas@ec.europa.eu 0000-0003-2655-6181
Jean-François Pekel jean-francois.pekel@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-9992-6385
Evangelos Voukouvalas evangelos.voukouvalas@ext.ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-8812-2613
Luc Feyen luc.feyen@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Mentaschi, Lorenzo; Vousdoukas, Michail; Pekel, Jean-François; Voukouvalas, Evangelos; Feyen, Luc (2018):  Global long-term shoreline evolution. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] doi:10.2905/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48 PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48
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Related resources
Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-30
Issue date 2018-01-30
Landing page https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
Temporal coverage

From: 1984-01-01 – To: 2015-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 12 LAW; 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) geology; maritime area; sea
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48
Digital Object Identifier doi:10.2905/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48
Geographic information
Lineage

This is the official version of the GlobalShorelineChange dataset. This dataset has been validated according to the methodology described in Mentaschi et al. 2018 (manuscript submitted for publication).

Geographic bounding box

63° N, 180° E, -63° S, -180° W


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