Coastal communities in Small Island Developing States continue to suffer from the impacts of various hazards like flood, tropical cyclones, tsunami and erosion. Climate change is likely to amplify the risk of extreme weather events with its increased intensity and frequency, whilst the threats posed by fast-rising sea levels affect the lives of people in coastal communities.
As part of the adaptation plan, the government and concerned authorities consider “climate change relocation”. Relocating communities means more than moving the community to a safer location; it is also crucial to provide the right conditions of new settlement for people to rebuild their livelihood. To ensure equitable access to resources and social services, multiple decision criteria and relevant datasets shall be overlayed on a map for evidence-based decision making. This case study presents how a relocation scenario can be simulated using various spatial data and information available through the CommonSensing solution. Please note that the following case study is hypothetical and designed only to help the end-user's understanding.
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