The DIVA Model is an integrated, state-of the-art research model of coastal systems that assesses biophysical and socio-economic consequences of sea-level rise and socio-economic development taking into account coastal erosion (both direct and indirect), coastal flooding (including rivers), wetland change and salinity intrusion into deltas and estuaries, as well as adaptation in terms of raising dikes and nourishing shores and beaches.
DIVA is co-developed amongst a number of European research institutions including the Global Climate Forum (GCF) (Jochen Hinkel, Daniel Lincke), University of Southampton (Robert J. Nicholls, Sally Brown), Kiel University (Athanasios T. Vafeidis), University of Sussex (Richard S.J. Tol) and Cambridge University Coastal Research Unit (Tom Spencer). The GCF coordinates this development and maintains the DIVA Model code.
Concept & Approach
DIVA is co-developed amongst a number of European research institutions: