Evaluation of Coastal Vulnerability and Exposure to the Risk of Erosion and Submersion in the Coasts of Bou Ismail Bay

  • Walid ChaibEmail author
  • Mokhtar Guerfi
  • Yacine Hemdane
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Coastal areas are likely to be eroded or submerged and this can be accentuated by the effect of global warming; yet some coasts are more vulnerable than others to natural or man-made hazards. The improvement of knowledge on coastal risks inevitably involves a better cartographic coverage conveying and locating the different dynamic themes directly or indirectly affecting the coastline. The coastal vulnerability and exposure Index is one of these themes and it aims to move from the general detail to a holistic model so as to allow decision-makers to take the right decision in terms of optimizing the intervention procedures provided by the regulations in force, especially the rationalization of expenses when renting classified sites vulnerable by the coastal vulnerability and exposure Index.


Assessment Coastal vulnerability index Exposure Vulnerability Mapping Sensitivity Resilience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l’Aménagement du Littoral (ENSSMAL)AlgerAlgérie
  2. 2.Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene (USTHB)AlgerAlgérie

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