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Deduce Indicators Guidelines. To adopt an indicators-based approach to evaluate coastal sustainable development (2007)

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Deduce Indicators Guidelines summarise the lessons learnt in the Deduce project regarding two main aims:

  • To propose a common methodological framework for calculating and reporting indicators (MFISD). This proposal is based on the availability of data, calculation experiences and the analysis of the weaknesses and strengths of the development and testing process.
  • To illustrate the usefulness of the coastal Indicators of Sustainable Development (ISD) approach to develop ICZM in EU, national and regional strategies and planning.

According to the developed MFISD, the core set of 27 Deduce indicators and the related 46 measurements, are described and analysed through the following three components and formats:

  • The Standard Indicator Format – SIF: defines and describes the methodology of calculation.
  • The Reporting Sheet – RS: captures the results of calculations in terms of output (data, graph or map) and evaluation of the obtained values and data production process.
  • The Indicator Fact Sheet – IFS: summarises and disseminates the main information obtained by partners on each indicator. The graphs, maps and comparative analysis are its main components.

These components and formats are illustrated in the Deduce Indicators Guidelines. Although the Deduce set of indicators, and the related methodological framework, does not only focus on climate change, it enables to contextualize climate change vulnerability in the wider ICZM approach. Indeed, climate change is specifically approached by three Deduce indicators: 25 Sea level rise and extreme weather conditions (including 3 measures); 26 Coastal erosion and accretion (including 3 measures); 27 Natural, human and economic assets at risk (including 2 measures).

Reference information

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Source:
Deduce Consortium

Keywords

Deduce, GIS, ICZM, indicators, methodological framework, reporting sheet

Climate impacts

Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms

Elements

Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Coastal areas

Geographic characterisation

Europe

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