STORISK aims at developing an integrated approach to the risks induced by climate- and sea-related hazards (i.e., coastal erosion, marine inundation and reef mortality) on coastal areas, in a changing climate.
STORISK aims at developing an integrated approach to the risks induced by climate- and sea- related hazards (i.e., coastal erosion, marine inundation and coral mortality) on coastal areas in small islands. Three French overseas territories are investigated: French Polynesia (Rangiroa, Tikehau, Mataiva and Takapoto atolls; and Tubuai and Rurutu Islands) in the Central Pacific Ocean, and Reunion Island (4 municipalities) and the Éparses Islands (Europa, Glorieuses, Juan de Nova) in the South-Western Indian Ocean. Secondary case studies in the Indian (the Seychelles) and Pacific (Kiribati and the Cook Islands) oceans help put the results into a regional to international perspective. A central approach is the reconstruction and analysis of chains of impacts for both specific climate events (e.g., cyclones, ENSO) and gradual environmental changes (e.g., sea level rise, ocean warming and acidification), as well as of trajectories of vulnerability.