Dynamic Coast - Scotland MHWS Modern (SNH WMS)

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The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires the development of an Adaptation Programme to take forward the risks identified within the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (UK-CCRA). The UK-CCRA anticipates increases in sea level, coastal erosion and coastal flooding to increasingly affect Scotland’s soft coastlines and the assets found on these coasts. Shoreline Management Plans have been produced for only short sections of the Scottish coast which limits the information available to coastal managers. Consequently a National Coastal Change Assessment (NCCA) has been commissioned by the Scottish Government and is supported by a number of agencies.

This layer shows Mean High Water Spring, selected from OS MasterMap dataset and amended with data from additional sources. Epoch 2001 to 2016. Extent: Soft or Erodible shorelines. Additional sources include MHWS line extracted from public sector LiDAR surveys etc, where these we’re more representative than the OS data. This data was produced as part of ‘Dynamic Coast’ Scotland’s National Coastal Change Assessment, see www.dynamiccoast.com for more info.

This layer is part of a series of Scottish Natural Heritage Web Map Service (WMS) layers. The layers are best viewed at 1:433,434 or better as they are slow to draw.

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