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Geomorphology, Geology, Erosion trends and Coastal Defence works

Abstract: The dataset consists of two layers:

1) This layer features both morpho-sedimentological and geological patterns of the European coastline. Both a geomorphological and a geological code is assigned to each segment. 20 different geomorphological types (and thus codes) and 13 geological types have been defined.

2) This layer features both erosion trends and the existence of coastal defence works along the coast. 3 codes have been defined to depict erosion trends (stable, erosion, accretion) and 2 codes to depict coastal defence works (presence, absence).

Both layers are provided at scale 1:100,000, in vector format, and consists in a segmentation of the EUROSION shoreline.

[Summary provided by the European Environment Agency.]
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 36.0   E: 40.0   W: -12.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Environment Agency
Dataset Title: Geomorphology, Geology, Erosion trends and Coastal defence works
Dataset Publisher: European Environment Agency
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +45-3336-7100
Contact Address:
Kongens Nytorv 6
City: Copenhagen
Province or State: Copenhagen K
Postal Code: DK - 1050
Country: Denmark
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc/Info export files
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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