Most communities in Newfoundland and Labrador are located along the coast. While these areas have always been subject to storm events, climate change projections suggest the storm events are likely to become more severe especially when combined with rising sea levels. This project will provide an assessment of coastal vulnerability around the Island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. The assessment will be based on existing data as well as extensive field work.
To provide an assessment of coastal vulnerabilities and identify communities that are under increased risk due to climate change.
Multiple coastal vulnerability maps.
Written report on vulnerability of coastal areas.
A greater understanding of vulnerability of coastal areas. This will allow for more informaed coastal land use planning in the future.
Dr. Norm Catto,
Department of Geography, MUN