Coastal Protection and Risk
The Barbados National Coastal Risk Information and Planning Platform (NCRIPP) is a study nearing completion to quantify coastal risk and develop a software system to serve this information country-wide. The NCRIPP follows extensive coastal baseline studies and includes assessment of eight hazards, vulnerability assessment and finally a risk assessment. The cloud-based software platform includes a large catalogue of assets, hazard overlays, and the ability to calculate damages, and mitigation alternatives. The Barbados NCRIPP system represents a prototype that could serve many small developing island states in their effort to respond to climate change and developing resilient solutions.