Coastal Vunerability Index Assessment
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Kim Pierce
A Coastal Vulnerability Index Assessment analyzing stresses affecting the coastal zone, zone sensitivity to stress, and zonal adaptive capacity was developed for Suffolk County, NY. It combines physical vulnerability with social indices in an effort to include socioeconomic parameters to provided a more inclusive view of the coastal zone and coastal communities. It will allow stakeholders to identify areas & communities most at risk & will facilitate threat mitigation and preventative planning.