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Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Assessment model - DIVA (2004)


The DIVA tool is an integrated, global model of coastal systems that assesses biophysical and socio-economic consequences of sea-level rise and socio-economic development taking into account the following key impacts: coastal erosion (both direct and indirect), coastal flooding (including rivers), wetland change and salinity intrusion into deltas and estuaries. DIVA also enables to take in consideration within the assessment adaptation in terms of raising dikes and nourishing beaches (predefined adaptation strategies are used in DIVA). It has been specifically designed and developed to support policy and decision makers in interpreting coastal vulnerability assessment and in addressing related measures. The first version of DIVA was developed within the EC-funded project DINAS-COAST (Dynamic and Interactive Assessment of National, Regional and Global Vulnerability of Coastal Zones to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise). Afterward DIVA has been progressively developed and used in different application. DIVA is currently not available for download due to a lack of resources for maintaining and supporting the software. Within the PESETA project DIVA was used to analyse the physical and economic impacts of sea level rise in the 22 EU coastal member states with and without adaptation.

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DIVA, adaptation option, erosion, flooding, integrated assessment model, salinity intrusion, socio-economic impact, wetland

Climate impacts

Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms


Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions


Coastal areas

Geographic characterisation


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