The climate of the North Atlantic coastal regions is changing and sea-level is rising. Of great concern is the increased risk that climate change will bring to the economies and social well-being of the North Atlantic coastal communities. CoastAdapt is a transnational project that will develop and implement a range of adaptation strategies and tools to enable people living in coastal communities to take action and adopt strategies that deal with sea-level rise and reduce the negative impacts and risks associated with climate change as well as take advantage of the potential benefits.
CoastAdapt will form an international partnership of local municipalities, environmental organisations and academic institutions involving local people and governments in a ‘bottom-up’ approach to the development of adaptive response and preparedness to the impacts of climate change. The project will also develop long-term recovery planning from climate-induced natural hazards.
CoastAdapt will produce data; information; tools such as handbooks, vulnerability assessments and adaptation implementation strategies; and climate change networks within the pilot study areas and beyond.
CoastAdapt will provide a sustainable single site, one-stop web-based service to enable these resources to be accessed by end-users not just in the pilot areas, but by coastal communities throughout the North Atlantic NPP regions and further afield.
Prosjektperiode01.01.2009 - 31.12.2011
Total: 1 445 226 €
The University Court of The University of Aberdeen, Institute for Coastal Science & Management (AICSM), Scotland
UHI Millennium Institute, Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Scotland
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Scotland
University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Kerry County Council, Ireland
National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
Norut (Northern Research Institute) Alta, Norway
Árborg Municipality, Iceland
Vik – Local government, Iceland
University of Iceland, Institute for Sustainable Development, Iceland