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Concepts and Science for Coastal Erosion Management

Objective

The strategic objective of the CONSCIENCE project is to develop and test concepts, guidelines and tools for the sustainable management of erosion along the European coastline, based on best available scientific knowledge and on existing practical experience.

The first aim of the project is to define a decision-making framework based on the concepts formulated by the EUROSION project, i.c. coastal resilience, coastal sediment cells, favourable sediment status and strategic sediment reservoirs. The second aim is to develop these concepts into measurable standards, which can be evaluated in practice for any field situation. The third aim is to link these standards to ongoing European initiatives as GEO/GMES, the European Soil Strategy in preparation, The European Maritime Strategy and the Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management. The fourth aim is to produce guidelines and tools to enable an effective implementation in European coastal management.

The practical applicability and effectiveness of the guidelines and tools will be evaluated in selected test sites. It is envisaged that the combination of the decision-making framework and the provision of guidelines and tools will prove highly valuable to coastal managers when deciding on the most sustainable method of managing erosion at any given location.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
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Rotterdamseweg 185
Delft
Netherlands

Participants (9)

RIJKSWATERSTAAT, RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR KUST EN ZEE
Netherlands
Address
Kortenaerkade 1
Den Haag
CENTRO MEDITERRANEO DE ESTUDIOS PARA EL USO Y CONSERVACION DE LAS COSTAS - CENTRO MEDITERRANEO EUCC
Spain
Address
Calle Escar 6-8, Modulo 10A
Barcelona
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION DE LOS RECURSOS COSTEROS
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 1-3, Campus Nord Ed. D1
Barcelona
HR WALLINGFORD LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Howbery Park, Benson Lane
Wallingford
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA
Romania
Address
Dimitrie Onciu Street 23-25 Sector 2
Bucuresti
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO - POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Koscierska 7
Gdansk
PRIORITY ACTIONS PROGRAMME
Croatia
Address
Kraj Sv. Ivana 11
Split
STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 185
Delft