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25 June 2021 | dataset

Non- Traditional Settlement Patterns & Typhoon Hazards on contemporary Majuro

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Formerly know as the Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination, the Climate Change Directorate has been charged to lead Climate Change work in the Republic.


This paper presents a case study of traditional and contemporary settlement patterns of Majuro, and discusses its vulnerability to storm surges. The paper shows that the application of traditional knowledge extends to the realm of urban planning and that, in fact, ignoring this traditional knowledge as expressed in preWorld War II settlement patterns, exposes urban development to increased flood hazards, a risk which may exact a price too high in life and property.

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Publisher Climate Change Directorate
Modified 25 June 2021
Release Date 25 June 2021
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Identifier 106dd6ee-0850-4c20-aef6-107b1ce9455f
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Republic of the Marshall Islands
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Contact Name Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Contact Email [email protected]