Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Global long-term shoreline evolution


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.

Lorenzo Mentaschi 0000-0002-2967-9593
Michail Vousdoukas 0000-0003-2655-6181
Jean-François Pekel 0000-0002-9992-6385
Evangelos Voukouvalas 0000-0002-8812-2613
Luc Feyen
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:
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Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-30
Issue date 2018-01-30
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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
Digital Object Identifier doi:10.2905/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48
Geographic information

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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