EGU24-1384, updated on 08 Mar 2024
EGU General Assembly 2024
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A Study on Vulnerability Maps for Marine Environmental impact Assessment

Taeyun Kim1, Junho Maeng1, Eunchae Kim1, Tae-sung Kim2, and Moonjin Lee2
Taeyun Kim et al.
  • 1Korea Environment Institute, Environmental Assessment, Korea, Republic of (
  • 2Korea Reseach Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering, Korea, Republic of

In Korea, various development projects such as port construction, nearshore wind farms, tidal reclamation, and seawall construction have been taking place along the coast, however spatial information and vulnerability assessment methods for proper environmental impact assessment are lacking. In this study, we categorized four sectors (social environment, protected areas, habitats, and species) to create vulnerability maps on each that can be used for environmental impact assessment. The vulnerability map for the social environment includes spatial information on fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, and port facilities, while the vulnerability map for protected areas is based on international protected areas, marine reserves, and environmental and fishery resource management areas. Habitat vulnerability map is based on data for tidal flats and wetlands, seagrass beds, stop-over sites of migratory birds, and marine protected species habitats. Finally, species vulnerability map was created spatial fish catches and marine bird tracking data. Vulnerability maps for each sector are based on the scores assigned to sector-specific indicators.

How to cite: Kim, T., Maeng, J., Kim, E., Kim, T., and Lee, M.: A Study on Vulnerability Maps for Marine Environmental impact Assessment, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-1384,, 2024.

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