Impacts of Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges Due to Climate Change in the Firth of Clyde

Hansom, J., Maxwell, F., Naylor, L. and Piedra, M. (2017) Impacts of Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges Due to Climate Change in the Firth of Clyde. Project Report. Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness.

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The Firth of Clyde Forum brought together various partners to fund and manage this project in order to better understand the threat that sea-level rise and storm surges pose to vulnerable habitats, coastal communities, and infrastructure in the local area. SNH provided funding and commissioned the report, with further funding provided by Clydeplan, Peel Ports Clydeport, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and The Firth of Clyde Forum. SEPA also input to the project via the steering group. SEPA provides mapping of current flood risk and considers projected sea-level rise by 2080 within Flood Risk Management Strategies. As well as predicting the likely mean sea level at 2020, 2050 and 2080, this project aimed to use more detailed local mapping, in particular of projected flood risk in 2080, to identify vulnerable coastal areas. Case study sites were also identified in order to assess the potential for managed coastal realignment to help alleviate local flooding and to provide substantial ecological benefits. The sites were Inner Clyde North and South, Newshot Island and Holy Loch. This report is intended for use in long-term climate change adaptation strategies including local development planning, flood risk management and regional marine planning

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 891.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Naylor, Dr Larissa and Hansom, Professor James
Authors: Hansom, J., Maxwell, F., Naylor, L., and Piedra, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:Scottish Natural Heritage

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