Stakeholder workshops will be conducted in each case- study city to validate results once all case study sites have been synthesized. This is an important opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback into the systematization process. Additional city level workshops will be convened as part of the specific model methodologies required by WP3.
Each case study will collate
Data will be required from 1990-2012 to capture two decadal census periods and allow time for some extreme events to be observed. Additional qualitative data will be generated through the stakeholder workshops.
Extensive data sets are available from the London Data Store (http://data.london.gov.uk), the 2011 census data are already available in addition to more than 550 different types of social and environmental datasets. Complementing this are the London Air Quality Network dat(LAQN, http://www.londonair.org.uk/LondonAir/Default.aspx, Port Authority data about River Thames levels, detailed GIS data that are available across London (e.g. Lindberg and Grimmond 2011) and extensive meteorological data of general and more specialized nature (Kotthaus and Grimmond 2012, Loridan et al. 2013). Additional data sources beyond internationally available data sets include the UK specific Climate predictions (http://ukclimateprojections.defra.gov.uk/21678 )
Core data are available at government ministries/agencies, Lagos State Government (LSG) Climate Change Unit and from nongovernmental organizations such as Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team and Nigerian Conservation Foundation. Anticipated data quality concerns will be augmented through the combined use of remote data and a field survey to ground truth derived values for land-use type, housing density, spread and form. It may be necessary to rely on expert judgment to reconstruct some historical data, in conjunction with existing datasets.
Extensive datasets generated by various state departments are available from the Department of the Environment, Government of West Bengal, for use in this project and can be expanded though access to census data, satellite imagery and detailed meteorological data.
Available data sets include climate projections developed by the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University, the 2010 US census data for population and demographics (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml ), NOAA Tides and Currents data for water levels at the Battery ( http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/geo.shtml?location=battery+ny ), and a clearinghouse of detailed GIS data available to the public (http://gis.ny.gov/) with more specialized data available via the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOiTT), the authors of NYCity Map (http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/).
Relevant data will be available for the project including population, GDP, nutrients, pollutants, and sea level rise from government agencies such as Yangtze Water Conservancy Commission, Annals of Water and Sediment Report of the Changjiang River and online resources including the State Statistics Bureau (http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjsj/ndsj/)and National Agriculture Technology Promotion Center of China: http://www.moa.gov.cn/sydw/njzx/.
Database containing basic population, geographic, and climate data for the cities in Tokyo Metropolitan Area (MTA) will be collected from each city authority. To calculate the vulnerability of MTA to risks including sea level rise and increased tropical storm intensity, database such as satellite images, ETOPO data, city layout, building locations and ages, population distribution and emergency facilities are also available and shall be collected.