Risk Quantification for Sustaining Coastal Military Installation Assets and Mission Capabilities   [open pdf - 36MB]

"The best available evidence indicates that sea level rise is occurring at unprecedented rates, and while military commanders may be situationally aware of their installation's vulnerabilities, demonstrable risk-based assessments are needed to proactively adapt military systems, processes, and protocols in the face of this pervasive threat multiplier. This report describes the development and testing of a risk assessment framework - a coastal hazard risk assessment approach that incorporates sea level rise threats and communicates the risk of mission impairment to the military in a meaningful manner that supports mission adaptation and sustainability into the future. [...] The risk-based approach and step-by-step procedures presented here can be used to assess risks to mission on other military installations facing similar threats from coastal hazards and rising sea levels. Moreover, the approach can be used to assess vulnerability and risks at the regional scale to encourage preparedness and enhance coastal resiliency both on and off military installations. In effect, this study offers a robust, scientifically defensible approach that transparently communicates potential risks, improves military readiness, and promotes sustainability in the face of climate change and sea level rise."

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