The Sea as Our Neighbour: Sustainable Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Communities and Habitats on Europe's Northern Periphery 3.11


"We cannot stop climate change and we are committed to future global warming and sea level rise, but we can adapt to the expected impacts."



CoastAdapt is a project aimed to safeguard people living in North Atlantic coastal communities and help them adapt to the impacts of climate change. Five pilot study sites in Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Scotland have been identified to determine the issues experienced by local communities. Municipalities and citizens, working together with project... More...
Aim & Objectives:
The CoastAdapt project will focus on how people, businesses and local authorities will cope with and plan for the longer-term changes that a changing climate will bring for example, loss of land through erosion, increasing vulnerability to coastal flooding, increasing risk of avalanches and consequent effects on transport and communications, aquacu... More...
Expected Outcomes:
To create the CoastAdapt web-based readily accessible knowledge and information resource, providing coastal climate change adaptation information, data, and resources generated by the project suitable for the use of North Atlantic coastal communities and authorities. The improved knowledge and awareness of adaptation to climate change engendered b... More...
Priority: 2. Sustainable development of natural and community resources
Objective: i. Environment as an asset in the periphery
Theme: Environmental protection, climate change, pollution (soil, water, air), waste management

Total Budget: € 1 387 685.66
Total Funding Request: € 767 511.95

Start Date: 01/01/2009
End Date: 30/04/2012

Desk Officer Rachel Burn

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