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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612615

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 281 400

  • EU contribution

    € 281 400

Coordinated by:

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

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).
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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

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 35 700

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 73 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612615

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 281 400

  • EU contribution

    € 281 400

Coordinated by:

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal