Strengthening the Knowledge Base on Regional Climate Variability and Change: application of a Multi-Scale Coastal Risk Index at Regional and Local Scale in the Mediterranean
This study developed and implemented an integrated methodology to assess risk and vulnerability to physical and socio-economic impacts of climate variability and change in the Mediterranean with the aim of identifying coastal
hot-spots. The proposed methodology has the potential to assist the involved countries to better assess climate-related risks to their marine and coastal zones by facilitating the analysis of the physical impacts of climate variability
and change and the consequences on socio-economic sectors and ecosystems, as well as the identification of strategic adaptation options in the coastal zones of the Mediterranean.