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Impact of sea-level rise on the tourist-carrying capacity of Catalan beaches

Author
Lopez-doriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A.; Valdemoro, H.; Nicholls, R.J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Ocean and coastal management
Date of publication
2019-03
Volume
170
First page
40
Last page
50
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.12.028 Open in new window
Project funding
Adaptation pathways to Climate Change in the Spanish Mediterranean coastal zone. Beyond adaptability limits
The coastal risk landscape in the catalan littoral zone. The influence of climate change
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/128944 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569118306732 Open in new window
Abstract
Tourism provides about 11% of Catalonia's GDP, with most accommodations placed being associated with the “sun-and-sand” model. Since beaches are the main resource to be exploited, it is important to assess how their future evolution can affect this economic sector. Accordingly, we present a methodology to assess the effect of shoreline evolution on beach recreational carrying capacity (BCC) at different territorial scales considering different climate change scenarios. Our results suggest th...
Citation
Lopez-doriga, U. [et al.]. Impact of sea-level rise on the tourist-carrying capacity of Catalan beaches. "Ocean and coastal management", Març 2019, vol. 170, p. 40-50.
Keywords
Beach carrying capacity (BCC) Climate change Sea-level rise Shoreline evolution Tourism Beach management Catalonia
Group of research
LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory

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