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Knowledge production, communication and negotiation for coastal governance under climate change

Objective

The overall objective of KnowHow is to improve the capacities of participant institutions and researchers in producing, translating and effectively delivering scientific knowledge to decision makers, with an emphasis on local governments on the coastal zone as key actors in adaptation to global environmental change, particularly climate change. Its specific objectives are: 1) Promote exchange of expertise and experience between partners in modes of research oriented towards the needs of decision makers in the domain of environmental governance. These include all spheres of government from national to local with a specific focus on municipal government; 2) Develop and test a methodological approach to assess local governments’ knowledge needs for coastal adaptation to climate change which is transposable between Europe and Africa; 3) Improve existing capacity of partners to conceptualise and communicate research and research uncertainties in ways that enhance its usability, comprehension and impact; 4) Develop a joint stakeholder-oriented transdisciplinary research proposal for a next FP call that will contribute to more effective management of coastal zones in a changing climate. KnowHow involves one organisation from South Africa (S&T Agreement Country), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); and three European Partners: the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Nova University of Lisbon (FCSH), Portugal; the Climate Service Centre (CSC) of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany; Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Netherlands; and University of Bergen, Norway (UiB).

Field of science

  • /humanities
  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Address
Avenida De Berna 26-C
1069-061 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 65 100
Administrative Contact
Carla Pereira (Dr.)

Participants (3)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 107 100
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benito Minnella (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 700
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simone Lantz (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 73 500
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)