Coastal vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: A spatio-temporal decision making tool

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Title Coastal vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: A spatio-temporal decision making tool
Author Sahin, Oz; Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady
Publication Title Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Editor Zhaotong LIAN, Zhang WU, Min XIE, Roger JIAO
Year Published 2010
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Due to uncertainty in the timing and magnitude of Sea Level Rise (SLR) impacts, it is difficult to determine whether taking a specific action to prepare for SLR is justified. The dilemmas confronting decision makers are: when, where and how to adapt to SLR. To address these issues, this research introduces a recently developed model linking Geographical Information Systems (GIS) with a System Dynamics (SD) model to present realistic time series scenarios of SLR across coastal communities. The hybrid GIS-SD model provides a multifaceted assessment by going beyond detailing year specific land use impacts through linking these outputs with socio-economic SD modules. As a result, the model provides the potential to address temporal and spatial problems concurrently. The methodology formulated from this assessment process, could potentially be utilised by coastal communities to identify and evaluate effective adaptation alternatives for reducing SLR impacts, and to inform long-term decision making.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2010.5674432
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ISBN 9781424485024
Conference name IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2010)
Location Macau
Date From 2010-12-07
Date To 2010-12-10
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37537
Date Accessioned 2010-12-21
Date Available 2011-04-18T06:56:14Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering Modelling; Environmental Impact Assessment; Land Use and Environmental Planning
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1d

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