The challenge “Coasts” aims to detect and describe changes in sea-level rise and sediment mass balance at the coast by producing:

  • spatial data layers for the following parameters for the past 10, 50 and 100 years, if possible:
    • average annual sea-level rise at the coast (absolute and relative to the land);
    • sediment mass balance at the coast;
  • tables for the following parameters per stretch of coast:
    • average annual sea-level rise relative to the land along the Black Sea coast;
    • annual sediment balance along the Black Sea coast.

 

Workflow

The workflow is made of three major activities:

Activity 1: to search for upstream data to meet challenge requirements

The Challenge will collect data from several sources: satellite altimeters (AVISO), in-situ and surveys, numerical simulations, literature references and historical archives. The main input will be Copernicus-GMES, if relevant EMODnet Physics Portal, Seadatanet, sediment balance at the coasts from EU funded projects (eg. MICORE), National repositories and aerial imagery on shoreline evolution, National Databases and International Databases.

Activity 2: to build and analyze data base, produce challenge outputs for GIS use.

Activity 3: to deliver checkpoint information, and report assessment in results in the Literature Survey and Data Adequacy Reports.

Challenge_Coasts

 

Team involved: 

Data processing

  • Which input information is looked for, discoverable ?
    • Black sea coastal sea level measurement (in Situ data and survey campaigns) and if relevant, EMODnet Physics Portal;
    • Sea level and anomalies from satellite altimetry (AVISO);
    • Numerical models re-analysis and reconstructions from Copernicus Marine Service, National projects and EU funded projects;
    • EEA assessments;
    • SeaDataNet Portal historical data;
    • Sediment balance at the coasts from EU funded projects (eg., MICORE);
    • National repositories and aerial imagery on shoreline evolution.

Browse Data Source

  • Are data sets accessible ?

The Challenge will provide information on the data availability in a standardized way plus terms of access and use.

  • How appropriate for use are the data ?

The Challenge will provide information on the data appropriateness in standardized way plus descriptive text of strengths and weakness regarding the appropriateness of upstream data used. It will include a rationale for non selection of unused input data.

 

Targeted Products

  • GIS spatial layers of sea level from altimetry on a yearly basis covering the last 10 years;
  • Regional sea level trends and time-series from altimetry for the past 10, 50 and 100 years;
  • Time series and sea-level trend for the past 10, 50 and 100 years for each NUTS3 from selected coastal stations, according to data variability and other criteria;
  • GIS spatial layers of sediment mass balance for the past 10, 50 and 100 years;
  • Time series of annual sediment mass balance. At least one location for the Black Sea;
  • Quality assessment indicators and reports.