The coastlines of the world host a rich mix of dense populations, varying industries, and environmental characteristics that are collectively influenced by both land and sea. To facilitate the production of knowledge and data products regarding these complex coastal regions, the European Commission under the Copernicus program has developed a new online resource: The Copernicus Coastal Hub. The Coastal Hub offers a singular resource for data related to coastal regions including examples of use cases and an interactive data and map viewer.
The site provides a number of different use cases for the application of coastal focused datasets within the repository that could inform data-driven decision making within various sectors of research, government, and private industry. These uses are divided into three themes, water, pollution, and spatial planning, and include examples and case studies of the uses of coastal data in different parts of the world. For the disaster risk…more