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

Mancosu, Emanuele
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Published in Scientific data. 2017, vol. 4, no. 170087
Abstract 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.
Keywords Black SeaLand useClimate changeDemographicsHydrological processSandy beach
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Research groups Envirospace Lab
Global Resource Information Database (GRID)
ISE Climat
ISE Pôle Informatique environnementale
ISE Pôle Sciences
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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 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:95391

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