The relative stability of St. Lucia’s shoreline was evaluated using the coastal protection framework developed by IMA and WRI.
The relative stability of Tobago’s shoreline was evaluated using the coastal protection framework developed by IMA and WRI.
Much of St. Lucia’s coastline is bordered by near shore, fringing reefs.
Much of Tobago’s coastline is bordered by near shore, fringing reefs. Southwest Tobago is characterized by a lagoonal system enclosed by the Buccoo Reef.
The definition of “land vulnerable to wave-induced erosion and storm damage” is based on expected wave heights and storm surge associated with a 25-year storm event, adjusted to be precautionary in li
Coral reef data for St. Lucia come from the Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project, the University of the West Indies, and the Government of St. Lucia. Integrated at WRI.
Coral reef data for Tobago come from the Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project and R. Laydoo. Updated at WRI based on reef observations from Trinidad Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA).
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