Environmental sensitivity atlas of coast lines
A strong tool for oil spill response contingency plans and a valuable foundation for integrated coastal zone management (ICZM)
The Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) can offer mapping of natural resources in the coastal zone as well as developing interactive database and GIS systems as a management tool for the national and local authorities.
Recently this expertise has been further developed to include ranking of the environmental sensitivity of the coastal zone for use in the oil spill response contingency planning. The environmental sensitivity ranking of a coast line provides oil spill responds teams with a useful tool during several steps in the contingency plan.
In addition the coastal resource database supporting the ranking process provide an excellent tool for a number of other management decision and the ICZM process.
The most recent projects are the west coast of Greenland and the coastal area of Kenya.