This map layer shows the forecast for the proportion of population by country that will live in flat coastal areas (0-10m) in the year 2060 and will potentially be affected by the consequences of rising sea levels.

Example: How to read the map:

In Vietnam, 65.3 per cent of the population will live in flat coastal areas (0-10m above sea level) in 2060 and will be affected by the consequences of rising sea levels. Data sources:

  • CRSLR (Coastal Risk and Sea-level Rise Research Group)

    The working group Coastal Risk and Sea Level Rise (CRSLR) of Kiel University’s Geographical Institute was founded in 2008 as part of the Research Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” and deals with the physical and socio-economic effects of the changing oceans as well as the effects of climate change on the earth’s coastal regions.
    Besides investigations into changes in land use in coastal areas or changes in wetlands close to the coast, the working group also looks at forecasts for coastal populations for the 21st century and the risks to them as a result of rising sea levels


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