VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS FOR THE INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PLAN OF THE CITY OF KAŠTELA IN CROATIA
- Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, University of Split, Matice hrvatske 15, 21000 Split, Croatia
Keywords: Climate change, Coastal flooding, GIS, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Vulnerability analysis
Abstract. One of the objectives of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is to prevent and reduce the effects of natural hazards, particularly ones caused by climate changes. The ICZM methodologies include use of geographic information systems, from data collection and geo-analysis to dissemination of information to the public. As a part of the Interreg MED Co-evolve project cofinanced by the European regional development fund, the ICZM based action plan is being developed for the City of Kaštela in Croatia. Activities include assessing coastal vulnerability to climate change, focusing on sea flooding and storm damages and related socio-economic vulnerabilities. The paper presents development of large scale vulnerability analysis, adopted from the methodologies developed for mid and small scales. Suitability of the available data is assessed, either official or open source, and data gaps are described. The analysis’s results are presented in terms of the assets exposed to coastal flooding and storms, and future improvements of analysis towards house level vulnerability analysis is envisaged.