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Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions

Objective

Coastal floods are one of the most dangerous and harmful natural hazards affecting urban areas adjacent to shorelines. Rapid urbanisation combined with climate change and poor governance means a significant increase in the risk of local surface flooding coinciding with high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, posing a greater risk of devastation to coastal communities. The threats posed need to be addressed not just in terms of flood prediction and control, but taking into account governance and socio-economic issues. PEARL brings together world leading expertise in both the domain of hydro-engineering and risk reduction and management services to pool knowledge and practical experience in order to develop more sustainable risk management solutions for coastal communities focusing on present and projected extreme hydro-meteorological events. The project will examine 7 case studies from across the EU to develop a holistic risk reduction framework that can identify multi-stressor risk assessment, risk cascading processes and strengthen risk governance by enabling an active role for key actors. The research programme links risk and root cause assessment through enhanced FORIN methodology, event prediction, forecast and warning, development of adaptive structural and non-structural strategies and active stakeholder participation. The project aims to develop novel technologies and methods that can improve the early warning process and its components; it builds a pan-European knowledge base gathering real case studies and demonstrations of best practice across the EU to support capacity development for the delivery of cost-effective risk-reduction plans. Additionally, the project provides an interface to relevant ongoing tsunami work: it plugs into global databases, early warning systems and processes at WMO, and contributes to community building, development of guidelines and communication avenues at the global level through IWA.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Netherlands

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mishka Stuip (Ms.)

Participants (25)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 438 368
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cordula Elm (Ms.)
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 392 469,75
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lynn Askov (Ms.)
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 352 586,80
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 185 157,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Iversen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 170 077,20
Address
Avenue Valrose - Grand Chateau 28
06100 Nice - Cedex 2

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Gourbesville (Prof.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 036,40
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 343 844,80
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 762
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Mrs.)
CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 120,60
Address
Carretera D'esplugues 75 Local 1-2
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Clara Mut I Bosque (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

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Japan
EU contribution
€ 31 174,12
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Lin (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 174 263,24
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 774,80
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gaynor Hughes (Ms.)
ARTELIA EAU ET ENVIRONNEMENT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 73 818,50
Address
Rue De Lorraine 6
38130 Echirolles

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Sauvaget (Dr.)
GISIG GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GROUP ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 118 230
Address
Via Piacenza 54
16137 Genova

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Other
Administrative Contact
Milva Carbonaro (Ms.)
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 104 189
Address
Avenue De La Paix 7 Bis
1202 Geneva 2

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Moritz Krüger (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 77 390
Address
2 Clove Crescent Republic Export Building 1st Floor
E14 2BE London

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Satkunam Murugathas (Mr.)
Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 266
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 1-3, Edif Parcuc K2m S204b
08034 Barcelona

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Sánchez-Diezma Guijarro (Dr.)
SATWAYS-OLOKLIROMENES LYSEIS ASFALEIAS KAI AMYNAS-IDIOTIKI EPICHEIRISI PAROCHIS YPIRESION ASFALEIAS (IEPYA)-ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 98 280
Address
Megalou Konstantinou 15
141 22 Irakleio

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Diagourtas (Mr.)
WATER PLATFORM COMPANY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 98 030
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnold Lobbrecht (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 101 007
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benito Minella (Mr.)
PUBLIC WORKS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Japan
Address
Minamihara 1/6
3058516 Tsukuba

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katsuhiko Sakiyama (Mr.)
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 30 314,70
Address
Moo 9 Km42 Paholyothin Highwayklong Nueng Klong Luang 58
12120 Pathumthani

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sutat Weesakul (Dr.)
NATIONAL TAIWAN OCEAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
Pei Ning Road 2
20224 Keelung

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ya-Hui Chang (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 849,88
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jörn Birkmann (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

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France
EU contribution
€ 1 019 840,75
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75007 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mishka Stuip (Ms.)