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Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI)

  Mar 19, 2022

Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI)

Q What is the context  ?

A Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has carried out coastal vulnerability assessment for entire Indian coast at states level.

Q What is Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) ?

  1. Tidal range
  2. Wave height
  3. Coastal slope
  4. Coastal elevation
  5. Shoreline change rate
  6. Geomorphology
  7. Historical rate of relative sea-level change

Significance of CVI

Q What is Coastal Security?

 Q Why is coastal security considered indispensable for India?

e) Dealing with climate-induced crises: Coastal zones are already under threat from environmental degradation. At the same time, the sinking of islands due to the rising sea levels in the Indian Ocean may result in the rise of climate refugees.

Q What are Gaps in existing architecture ?

Q What are ways to fill gaps in the existing architecture ?

Q What are key details about INCOIS ?