Skip to main content
06 July 2021 | dataset

Patterns of island change and persistence offer alternate adaptation pathways for atoll nations

This article presents an analysis of shoreline change in all 101 islands in the Pacific atoll nation of Tuvalu. Using remotely sensed data, change is analysed over the past four decades, a period when local sea level has risen at twice the global average (~3.90 ± 0.4 mm.yr−1). Results highlight a net increase in land area in Tuvalu of 73.5 ha (2.9%), despite sea-level rise, and land area increase in eight of nine atolls.

Field Value
Publisher Department of Environment, Tuvalu
Modified 23 February 2022
Release Date 06 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier 737e7a41-89d9-424b-85dc-112e52b8bcca
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Tuvalu
Relevant Countries Tuvalu
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Paul S. Kench, School of Environment, University of Auckland
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Land