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Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection in a Changing Climate

Objective

Based on previous collaboration, a group of 3 EU research organizations (from Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria) and 2 non-EU research organizations (from USA and Brazil), experienced in the area of research on environmentally friendly (soft) coastal protection methods, decided to bring together their expertise in an IRSES network - the project EnviCOP (Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection in a Changing Climate).

EnviCOP aims at strengthening research partnerships between the above organizations, primarily through short period staff exchanges of 14 Early stage and 7 Experienced researchers, as well as through various networking activities. Research activities of the project will focus on work-out/improve/coordinate advanced tools (numerical simulation and physical models) that are able to forecast short term and long term phenomena with respect to coastal protection in a changing climate.
The project is expected to provide improved process understanding, new knowledge, methods, new and improved numerical and physical model tools, resulting in introducing new and improved environmentally friendly coastal protection structures.
Project objectives will be pursued by exploring the available experience and scientific potential of all partners, using complementarities and creating synergies, based on existing previous collaboration.
Project output should finally serve decision makers in strengthening emergency planning arrangements, improving co-ordination of coastal erosion and surface water flood risk; managing the investment of significant levels of public funding, and helping coastal communities adapt to climate change.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management/flood risk management

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA CAMPANIA LUIGI VANVITELLI
Address
Viale Abramo Lincoln 5
81100 Caserta
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 23 100
Administrative Contact
Diego Vicinanza (Dr.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 23 100
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Brocchini (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 600
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Campanelli (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Mr.)
Black Sea - Danube Association for Research and Development
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
Kv. Asparuhovo Business Incubator
9003 Varna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valeri Penchev (Dr.)