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How does it work?

The data that has been gathered as part of the Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment has been integrated into the DSS. Users can evaluate and understand the impacts of coastal hazards on land under different climate change scenarios. Open data from the Victorian and Federal governments can be accessed and users can conduct calculations to for example, determine:

  • the distance of hazards from points of interest,
  • extent and area of hazards for a specific region, and
  • hazard uncertainty considerations for coastal sites.

What are some of its key features?

  • Web based technology
  • No specific software installation required.
  • Secure user login ability.
  • Ability to extract relevant hazard layers for further analytics with other layers.
  • Additional relevant data, such as tidal patterns, beach profile calculations and historic aerial imagery for the region.
  • Ability to carry out a side-by-side visual comparison of various relevant data layers such as inundation to understand the relative impact of a given sea level rise scenario for a region. These comparisons can be made year vs year and/or location vs location.
  • Ability to view the outputs in a 3D environment. This feature gives the user a meaningful perspective of a hazard’s local impact.
  • Ability to record a ‘story’ to provide a digital record of hazard interpretation and analysis that can be used for communications, decision making and visualisation.

How can I access it?

Once the scientific assessment has been completed and the data are released to the public you will be able to register here to use the DSS.

Page last updated: 30/04/21