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Large scale RESToration of COASTal ecosystems through rivers to sea connectivity

Objective

REST COAST will demonstrate to what extent upscaled coastal restoration can provide a low-carbon adaptation, reducing risks and providing gains in biodiversity for vulnerable coastal ecosystems, such as wetlands or sea grass beds. By overcoming present technical, economic, governance and social barriers to restoration upscaling, REST COAST will develop the large-scale river-coast connectivity and increase the nearshore accommodation space for the resilient delivery of coastal ecosystem services (ESS). The selected ESS (risk reduction, environmental quality and fish provisioning) touch urgent coastal problems such as the erosion/flooding during recent storms or the accelerating coastal habitat degradation that seriously affects fisheries and aquaculture. By enhancing these ESS under present and future climates at 9 Pilots that represent the main EU regional seas (Baltic, Black, North, Atlantic and Mediterranean) we shall increase the commitment of citizens, stakeholders and policy makers for a long-term maintenance of restoration. Such commitment will go together with a transformation of governance and financial structures, supported by evidence-based results on restoration benefits for the welfare of coastal societies and assets. This transformation will build upon the results from hands-on restoration at the Pilots, steered by the multidisciplinary project advances. Combining new techniques, risk assessments, innovative financial/governance arrangements and homogeneous metrics for ESS and biodiversity, REST-COAST will develop a systemic approach to coastal restoration based on a scalable coastal adaptation plan. The plan will underpin a transformative change in governance and policies, proving the importance of the coastal dimension in the EU Green Deal for adaptation/mitigation under climate change. The proposed adaptation will facilitate replicating large scale restoration and introducing coastal ESS into national and international policies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-3
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 368 750

Participants (36)

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 383 250
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 740 020
Address
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 480 473,75
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 458 580
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 723 467,50
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Activity type
Research Organisations
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 366 625
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALBIREM SUSTAINABILITY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
C Sants 71 1 6A
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Departament d'Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural
Spain
EU contribution
€ 346 250
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 612-614
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO PARA LA TRANSICION ECOLOGICA Y EL RETO DEMOGRAFICO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Plaza San Juan De La Cruz, 10
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION DE LOS RECURSOS COSTEROS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 1-3 Edificio D1 Campus Nord Upc
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 691 062,50
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
NIEDERSACHSISCHER LANDESBETRIEB FUR WASSERWIRTSCHAFT, KUSTEN- UND NATURSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 875
Address
Am Sportplatz 23
26506 Norden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 710 000
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
CORILA - CONSORZIO PER IL COORDINAMENTO DELLE RICERCHE INERENTI AL SISTEMA LAGUNARE DI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 850 000
Address
San Marco 2847
30124 Venezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 172 000
Address
Ul. Koscierska 7
80328 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 546 187,50
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROVINCIE GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 653 437,50
Address
Sint Jansstraat 4
9700 AP Groningen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDATION TOUR DU VALAT
France
EU contribution
€ 608 295
Address
La Tour Du Valat Le Sambuc
13200 Arles
Activity type
Research Organisations
EGIS WATER AND MARITIME
France
EU contribution
€ 851 285,75
Address
15 Avenue Du Centre
78280 Guyancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 647 092,50
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISRAEL NATURE AND NATIONAL PARKS PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 603 750
Address
Am Ve Olamo Street 3
95463 Jerusalem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 301 837,50
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 630
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDITERRANEAN PROTECTED AREAS NETWORK
France
EU contribution
€ 391 250
Address
58 Quai Du Port
13002 Marseille
Activity type
Other
ORGANIZATION OF THE BLACK SEA ECONOMIC COOPERATION
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 259 625
Address
Seba Center Avm, 45 Darussafaka Caddesi, Istinye, Sariyer District
34460 Istanbul
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ORNITOLOGIA SEO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 125
Address
Calle Melquiades Biencinto 34
28053 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
PERNICE UMBERTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 375
Address
Viale Michelangelo 2315
90135 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SECRETARIAT MEDWET
France
EU contribution
€ 157 750
Address
Mas De La Tour Du Valat, Qua Le Sambuc
13104 Arles
Activity type
Other
MEDITERRANEAN SEA AND COST FOUNDATION
Italy
EU contribution
€ 159 500
Address
Via Piemonte 33
09127 Cagliari
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 142 391,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 153 380
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING THE GLOBAL CENTER ON ADAPTATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 166 490
Address
Wilhelminakade 149C
3072 AP Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Kanfei Nesharim
46150 Herzliya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING ECOSHAPE, BUILDING WITH NATURE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Noordeinde 109
3341 LW Hendrik-ido-ambacht
Activity type
Other
KONSORTIUM DEUTSCHE MEERESFORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Markgrafenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations