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Resilience of Coastal Human-Environment Systems

Resilience of Coastal Human-Environment Systems

Objective

Coastal cities face an increasing threat from storms due to the growing coastal populations and the intensifying storms under global warming. Coastal ecosystems can significantly reduce catastrophic damage from storms; however, existing risk assessments for coastal cities either do not include this crucial factor or do not consider future ecosystem changes. The proposed project, Resilience of Coastal Human-Environment Systems, CHES, will provide a holistic view of coastal environment resilience against storms under climate change by accounting for both the human and ecosystem elements. This work will quantify the protective effect of coastal ecosystems, forecast the future ecosystem conditions, and estimate the resilience of the coupled human-environment systems under different coastal urban development and climate scenarios. This project will greatly advance our understanding of the vulnerability of coastal human-environment systems to storms and the value of coastal ecosystems in storm protection, contributing to the development of sustainable coastal management plans coping with climate change.
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Address

Wellington Square University Offices
Ox1 2jd Oxford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 212 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 838024

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    3 February 2020

  • End date

    2 February 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 212 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 212 933,76

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom