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A web platform for landuse, climate, demography, hydrology and beach erosion in the black sea catchment

Published inScientific data, vol. 4, no. 170087
Publication date2017

The Black Sea catchment (BSC) is facing important demographic, climatic and landuse changes that may increase pollution, vulnerability and scarcity of water resources, as well as beach erosion through sea level rise. Limited access to reliable time-series monitoring data from environmental, statistical, and socio-economical sources is a major barrier to policy development and decision-making. To address these issues, a web-based platform was developed to enable discovery and access to key environmental information for the region. This platform covers: landuse, climate, and demographic scenarios; hydrology and related water vulnerability and scarcity; as well as beach erosion. Each data set has been obtained with state-of-the-art modelling tools from available monitoring data using appropriate validation methods. These analyses were conducted using global and regional data sets. The data sets are intended for national to regional assessments, for instance for prioritizing environmental protection projects and investments. Together they form a unique set of information, which lay out future plausible change scenarios for the BSC, both for scientific and policy purposes.

  • Black Sea
  • Land use
  • Climate change
  • Demographics
  • Hydrological process
  • Sandy beach
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LEHMANN, Anthony et al. A web platform for landuse, climate, demography, hydrology and beach erosion in the black sea catchment. In: Scientific data, 2017, vol. 4, n° 170087. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.87
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ISSN of the journal2052-4463

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