User guide Map service tool: Water and Climate

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– Climate change, freshwater discharge and sea levels in relation to landscape topography and land use.

The county administrative board of Skåne has compiled geographical information related to water and climate in a map service which aims to function as a regional planning tool predicting the effects of climate change (increasing sea levels and in-stream discharges) on multiple spatial levels.

The map service described in this summary has been developed by the Skåne County Administrative Board as part of the Interreg North Sea Region project "Building with Nature". Users of the map service are recommended to study this guide before entering the map service data base which is complex and sometimes hard to interpret.

The map service data base includes eleven geographical layers (GIS) in which information have been processed and stored. The layers cover spatial data related to catchment areas and tributaries characteristics such as discharge, landscape topography, land use, soil types, and hot spots in which wetlands could be hydrologically and ecologically restored. Additional layers include information about shore line characteristics (eg substrates) and dynamics (erosion vs sedimentation) along the sea, and the impact by increases (+1.0, +1.5, +2.0 and +3.0 meters) of the sea level.