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EUROPEAN NETWORK ON COASTAL RESEARCH

EUROPEAN NETWORK ON COASTAL RESEARCH

Objective

The CA addresses 3 major causes for stagnation in the implementation of ICZM in Europe:
(A) Fragmentation of coastal science, practice and policy;
(B) Difficult communication between science, policy and practice;
(C) Lack of multidisciplinary approaches. ENCORA is a European network structure with new mechanisms for communication on shared problems within and between the communities of coastal science, policy and practice. In 13 European countries National Coastal Networks have been established; in other countries the establishment of a National Network is anticipated. Ten trans-national, cross-disciplinary Thematic Networks, led by institutions with outstanding expertise, address major ICZM issues; they include participants from all EU countries, including those where a national network is not yet established. Operational nodes are created between the National and Thematic networks and other existing coastal networks. National Network Offices take care of the process of knowledge exchange and cooperation between network participants Europe-wide. They establish through all the affiliated networks a contact search mechanism for knowledge sharing and cooperation, by raising information-exchange communities, organising an exchange-visit programme for young researchers/practitioners, by organising Communities of Practice and by project intertwining. The Thematic Networks produce a state-of-the-art overview of knowledge, tools and practices, a European ICZM training and education curriculum and a European ICZM training and education curriculum and European Action Plans for addressing priority issues for ICZM implementation. The networking structure and processes are continuously improved by an incorporated feedback-learning cycle. After 3 years the project will deliver an operational European coastal network structure supporting the exchange of knowledge and experience within and between the communities of science, policy and practice.

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Coordinator

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT - RIJKSWATERSTAAT - CENTRE FOR WATER MANAGEMENT

Address

Zuiderwagenplain 2
Lelystad

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Job DRONKERS (Professor)

Participants (24)

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

DHI - WATER & ENVIRONMENT

Denmark

CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES MARITIMES ET FLUVIALES

France

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EUCC - THE COASTAL UNION

Netherlands

INSTITUTE OF HYDROENGINEERING OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Italy

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE

Belgium

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

CONSORTIUM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CENTRE OF COORDINATION OF RESEARCH ON THE VENICE LAGOON SYSTEM

Italy

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY

Greece

MARINE HYDROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Ukraine

P.P.SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE

Morocco

COASTNET - THE COASTAL NETWORK

United Kingdom

GKSS FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

Germany

INSTITUTO DE HIDRÁULICA E RECURSOS HIDRICOS

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 518120

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 427 058

  • EU contribution

    € 3 427 058

Coordinated by:

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT - RIJKSWATERSTAAT - CENTRE FOR WATER MANAGEMENT

Netherlands