THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF DINAS-COAST project:
A consistent evaluation of coastal impacts and adaptation at national, regional and global scales is required to satisfy current information needs for climate policy. DINAS-COAST brings together the best available science and data to help policy to interpret and evaluate coastal vulnerability to climate change.
The project will develop the CD-ROM-based assessment tool DIVA (Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Assessment), which will allow its users to evaluate the effects of mitigation and adaptation policies on coastal vulnerability, using a range of impact and adaptation indicators. DIVA will contain an extensive library of climate scenarios, derived from a climate system model of intermediate complexity, as well as socio-economic scenarios, a set of impact modules to assess changes in flood risk, wetland losses and socio-economic impacts, and an adaptation assessment module that includes both autonomous and planned adaptation.