MISEEVA - Marine Inundation hazard exposure modelling and Social, Economic and Environmental Vulnerability Assessment in regard to global changes. (ANR VMC 2007)


The MISEEVA project brings together 6 partners (BRGM-ARN, EPOC CNRS UMR 5805, SOGREAH, Institut Mers du Nord EA 1702, Town Mobility Transport EA 3582, LAMETA CNRS UMR 5474). It is coordinated by the BRGM, with a three-year mission (January 2008 to January 2011).


Project Objectives



The aim of this project is to study coastal vulnerability over the short and medium term (2020, 2050) as a cross-disciplinary concept (drivers-pressure-state-impact-response), in which assessment of exposure to sea inundation risk is looked at in conjunction with the social, economic, and environmental vulnerability in a common approach and with regard to the specifics of the hazard. This hazard is defined by using a modelling platform, integrating different components (rising sea levels, storm surges, waves, set-up, run-up, etc.), to define inundation thresholds and the spatial and temporal extent of the flooding, weighted to take account of physical resilience to this hazard. On the basis of this hazard, vulnerability to sea submersion will be assessed by considering the disruption caused, the type and magnitude of the issues, and the assessment of damage for each type of issue. The societal impact and the socio-economic ability to adapt will also be studied. The hazard and the vulnerability caused will be quantified as best they can, incorporating an appraisal of uncertainty, and indicators will be defined. MISEEVA will be conducted on a regional and local scale in order to meet the objectives of integrated coastline management.


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