B6.- Assessment of areas vulnerable to subsidence and sea-level rise in the Ebro Delta



Name

B6.- Assessment of areas vulnerable to subsidence and sea-level rise in the Ebro Delta



Background

It is predicted that 45% of the surface area of the Ebro Delta will be below sea level by the end of this century. This is principally due to subsidence (natural sinking of the Delta), which is worsened by the fact that river sediments are retained upstream in reservoirs and the sea level is rising due to climate change. Faced with this scenario, it is important to find out the level and rate of subsidence so as to be able to identify which parts of the Delta are most vulnerable.



Goals

The objective is to find out which parts of the Ebro Delta are most vulnerable to subsidence and the effects of sea level rise, using satellite measurement tools and geological studies of the subsoil.







Where

The Ebro Delta



When

October 2015 to September 2017



Expected Results

This action will allow us to obtain detailed information regarding the rate of subsidence of the Delta, and a 3D geological and geophysical model of the Delta integrating all the information and determining which areas are most vulnerable to subsidence and sea level rises. Thus it will be possible to determine priorities for areas of action.





B6.- Assessment of areas vulnerable to subsidence and sea-level rise in the Ebro Delta
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