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Prahl, Boris F; Boettle, Markus; Costa, Luis; Rybski, Diego; Kropp, Jürgen P (2017): Damage and protection cost curves for coastal flooding at the 600 largest coastal cities within Europe. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Prahl, Boris F; Boettle, Markus; Costa, Luis; Kropp, Jürgen P; Rybski, Diego (2018): Damage and protection cost curves for coastal floods within the 600 largest European cities. Scientific Data, 5(1),

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Costs of coastal flooding and protection are essential information for risk assessment and natural hazards research, but there are few systematic attempts to quantify cost curves beyond the case study level.
Here, we present a set of systematically derived damage and protection cost curves for the 600 largest (by area) European coastal cities. The city clusters were identified by an automated cluster algorithm from CORINE land cover 2012 data, following the Urban Morphological Zone (UMZ) definition.
The data provides detailed cost curves for direct flood damages at flood heights between 0 and 12 m on a 0.5 m increment. Costs estimates are based on depth damage functions for different land use obtained from the European Joint Research Center. The necessary mapping between land use and land cover is based on Land Use/Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS) 2015 primary data. The underlying inundation maps were derived from the European Digital Elevation Model (EU-DEM).
Furthermore, the data contain curves for the cost of protection at the same heights and increments as the damage curves, assuming no previously installed protection. These curves are available both for a low and high cost scenario and are based on hypothetical protection courses derived from cluster data and inundation maps.
All cost estimates are given in Euro and were inflation-adjusted to 2016 price levels. For spatial reference, we include the individual raster tiles depicting the extent of each city cluster.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 308497 (Project RAMSES).
Median Latitude: 51.728602 * Median Longitude: 15.453586 * South-bound Latitude: 34.696196 * West-bound Longitude: -22.600370 * North-bound Latitude: 69.665872 * East-bound Longitude: 39.743289
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