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Climate change, sea level rise and assocciated impacts in Europe

Objective

The project aims to investigate past and future sea level changes and to assess the impacts of such changes as a basis for identifying the environmental hazards involved for Europe. It will aim at:
a) Investigation of climate and sea level changes on a century time;
b) The geological record and coastal processes;
c) Tides, surges and mean sea level;
d) Impacts of sea level change in Europe.

The objectives will be achieved through:
i) Field work, including survey of coastal profiles, boreholes and local geomorphological studies, checking of benchmarks where appropriate;
ii) Laboratory analysis of field samples;
iii) Study of historical records and computer analysis of data obtained;
iv) Statistical analysis of mean sea level, tidal and other relevant data;
v) Analysis of meteorological and climatic parameters affecting mean sea level, using both direct measurement and remote sensing;
vi) Modelling of trends and patterns of change and variation in mean sea level, tides and storm surges;
vii) Study of documentation relating to planning and policy studies in areas threatened by the sea level changes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom

Participants (21)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Columbusstrasse
27568 Bremerhaven
BUNDESANSTALT FÜR WASSERBAU
Germany
Address
Kußmaulstraße 17
76187 Karlsruhe
Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM)
France
Address
Avenue De Concyr
45060 Orléans
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Molière 54, Université De Grenoble 1
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
1 Place Aristide Briand
92195 Meudon
Dienst der Kust - Hydrografie
Belgium
Address
3,Vrijhavenstraat
8400 Oostende
Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse
Denmark
Address
Oester Voldgade
1350 København K
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Kortenaerkade 1
2500 EX Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
33,Panespistimioupolis Building Phys 5
15784 Zographos, Athens
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Madingley Road, High Cross
CB3 0ET Cambridge
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Bidston Observatory
L43 7RA Birkenhead
Rijks Geologische Dienst - Nederland
Netherlands
Address
Vincent Van Goghstraat
5670 AA Nuenen
Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht
Netherlands
Address
5,Princetonplein
3508 TA Utrecht
Studio di Consulenza Ambientale Prof.Antonino Palumbo e C.
Italy
Address
Via G. Pascoli Posillipo 8
80123 Napoli
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Address
South Road
DH1 3LE Durham
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
NR4 7TJ Norwich
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande
1700 Lisboa
University College Cork
Ireland
Address
College Road
30 Cork
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address
Klagenfurtherstraße
28359 Bremen
Université d'Aix-Marseille II
France
Address
113 Avenue De Luminy
13288 Marseille