Coral Reef Shoreline Protection Index
Coral Reef Shoreline Protection Index

This dataset is an index that estimates the relative value provided by coral reefs that protect coastlines through reduction of wave height and wave energy. The value as of 2014 is modelled as a function of exposed populations and infrastructure that received some level of protection from coastal and barrier reefs, and is described in relative terms, classified by decile (i.e., grouped into the most valuable ten percent of reefs for protection, the second-most valuable tenth of reefs, etc.). It was calculated at 1 kilometre (km) resolution globally, encompassing all countries and territories containing coral reefs.

GOAL 14: Life below water

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Natural Resources Biodiversity & Wildlife Marine Resources Ecosystem Services

Source: The Nature Conservancy (TNC), World Resources Institute (WRI), the University of Washington (UWash), and the University of Cambridge