The coastal populations of Mozambique and Madagascar are highly vulnerable to the consequences of climate variability and change. In particular, they are exposed to the surges associated with cyclones, and have economically important coastal ecosystems sensitive to climate change.
Access to improved regional data on coastal risk factors (sea level, wave and wind extremes) will support improved plans to protect coastal communities and safeguard economic activity. This information can also contribute to improving industrial and commercial competitiveness in the maritime sector.
The map below shows the area for which data are available (light grey), the locations of tide gauges which C-RISe sea-level data can be validated against (yellow pins) and the tracks of JASON series of altimeter satellites (red lines).