The goal of Coastal Vulnerability service is to set up an efficient way of monitoring the coastal environment to address the issues related to coastal erosion in these critical areas. The morphological study of the beaches, with their characteristics and changes will provide relevant information for an efficient monitoring of the coastal areas and implement of sound beach-lagoon management practices. Inputs data will include raster and shapefiles of geomorphological, relief and natural habitats indicators. Winds, wave exposure and net sea level change products from models covering the West African region will be an essential input that will help estimate the effect of ocean and winds to the different types of coastal habitats.

Outputs from this service will include raster, shapefiles and figures that describe the degree of vulnerability of the coastal environment.