BGS coastal vulnerability

BGS coastal vulnerability sample. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database rights 2017.
BGS coastal vulnerability sample. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database rights 2017.
Scale 1:50 000
Coverage England and Wales
Format GIS polygon and point data (ESRI, MapInfo, others available on request)
Price On application. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
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The BGS coastal vulnerability dataset combines multi-hazards within the coastal zone of England and Wales. It represents the natural geological coastline (around the mainland of England and Wales only) as if no coastal defences or made ground are present. This will be of particular value in areas where coastal defences are no longer maintained.

The dataset currently contains the following layers:

  • backshore (erosion susceptibility of the cliff)
  • foreshore (presence of beaches, tidal flats, salt marshes and wave-cut platforms)
  • clifftop height (sampled at 50 m intervals)
  • inundation (coastal, fluvial and groundwater flooding)

The coastal vulnerability dataset has been developed with a number of stakeholders that have an interest with the coast. It can be used alongside existing shoreline management plans, and can be used to interpret potential interdependencies in terms of erosion, flooding, habitat and other vulnerabilities.

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