Coastal Vulnerability and Risk

Coastal Vulnerability and Risk

IH Cantabria is aware of the complexity, importance and fragility of coastal areas, which is why many researchers are dedicated  to studying the vulnerability of coastal areas facing different natural and anthropogenic hazards, such as water pollution, erosion coastal oil spills, river and coastal flooding, tsunamis or the threats associated with climate change.

The multidisciplinary approach at IH Cantabria has enabled the development of a specific methodology to analyze risks from various threats, taking into account not only the probability of occurrence of the threat and uncertainty, vulnerability of the coastal system in an integrated manner, understanding the interrelationships between the human, environmental and socio-economic and spatial-temporal variations.

Given the importance of connecting science and management in the field of coastal risks, the results provide easy ily accessible information to allow institutional strengthening through the transfer of scientific and technological advances and thereby contributing to the management of risk with the best information available.

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