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.
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.
- University of Plymouth, UPL, United Kingdom (Leader)
- Institute of Оceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, IO-BAS, Bulgaria
- Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, USOF, Bulgaria
- Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea, UkrSCES, Ukraine
- Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, TSU, Georgia
- Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, IMS, Turkey
- P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, SIO-RAS, Russia
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.