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Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate

Objective

Coastal areas are vital economic hubs in terms of settlement, industry, agriculture, trade and tourism to mention some key sectors. There are already many coastal problems including erosion, flood risk and long-term habitat deterioration. As economies continue to develop the asset base at risk will grow, while accelerating climate change will increase the likelihood of damaging extreme events, as well as accelerate habitat decline.
Existing coastal management and defence approaches are not well tuned to these challenges as they assume a static situation.
THESEUS will develop a systematic approach to delivering both a low-risk coast for human use and healthy habitats for evolving coastal zones subject to multiple change factors.
The innovative combined mitigation and adaptation technologies to be considered will include ecologically-based mitigation measures (such as restoration and/or creation of habitats), hydro-morphodynamic techniques (such as wave energy converters, sediment reservoirs, multi-purpose structures, overtop resistant dikes), actions to reduce the impact on society and economy (such as promotion of risk awareness or spatial planning) and GIS-based software to support defence planning.
To integrate the best of these technical measures in a strategic policy context we will develop overarching THESEUS guidelines which will considers the environmental, social and economic issues raised in any coastal area.
It is in this spirit that THESEUS will advance European and international experience in applying innovative technologies to reducing coastal risks.
THESEUS activities will be carried out within a multidisciplinary framework using 8 study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most vulnerable coastal environments such as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas are located.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 914 026,60
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Dr.)

Participants (31)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 378 204
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 384 474
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Martin (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 318 186
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ebba Vestergaard Nielsen (Ms.)
Infram International BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 195 808
Address
Voorsterweg 28
8316ZG Marknesse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lambertus Josefus Van Bussel (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 286 175
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Roeskam (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 820,91
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert James Nicholls (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 316 869
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Cohen (Ms.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES MARITIMES ET FLUVIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 331 206
Address
Rue De Beauvais 134
60280 Margny Les Compiegne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Hissel (Mr.)
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 306
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josie Joyce (Ms.)
INSTYTUT METEOROLOGII I GOSPODARKIWODNEJ - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 179 211
Address
Ulica Podlesna 61
01 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iwona Blyszczak (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 141 885
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bistra Georgieva (Ms.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 204 776
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Marinopoulou (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 179 673
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erwin A. Van De Ridder (Mr.)
CORILA - CONSORZIO PER IL COORDINAMENTO DELLE RICERCHE INERENTI AL SISTEMA LAGUNARE DI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 174
Address
San Marco 2847
30124 Venezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierpaolo Campostrini (Dr.)
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 185 930
Address
Ul. Koscierska 7
80328 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Robakiewicz (Dr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 92 973,49
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Davey (Ms.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 168 567
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Oliveros (Mr.)
HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 492
Address
Neuer Wandrahm 4
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nino Ohle (Mr.)
Entente interdepartementale pour la demoustication du littoral méditerranéen
France
EU contribution
€ 112 605
Address
Avenue Paul-rimbaud 165
34184 Montpellier Cedex 4
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Dimeglio (Ms.)
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 102 794
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Indra Ribicka (Ms.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 923,20
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luisa Nicoletti (Dr.)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 158 475
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simon Claus (Mr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 149 838
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 169 956,80
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
MARINE HYDROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 50 573
Address
Kapitanskaya Str. 2
99011 Sevastopol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Voskresenskaya (Dr.)
P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 84 946
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospect 36
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leopold Lobkovsky (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
United States
Address
Hullihen Hall 112
19716 Newark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geraldine Hobbs (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 88 802
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Gomez-Luna Maya (Mr.)
EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY ECNU
China
EU contribution
€ 95 665
Address
North Zhongshan Road 3663
200062 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zhongyuan Chen (Prof.)
NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
University Road 1
701 Tainan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Li-Chung Wu (Dr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 121 665
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Theo Davidse (Mr.)