News & Events
COASTAL will be represented by ICRE8 at the 3rd Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterranean - 16-17 October 2019 - Kifissia Greece.
Stockholm University (SU) will present the COASTAL project and relevant results on land-coast-sea synergies by two oral and two poster presentations at the Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) Stockholm, Sweden.
COASTAL will be also discussed at the Blue Growth Summer School in September at Ghent University. BGSS 2019 combines science, business development and entre-preneurship through lectures and interactive sessions, topped off with excursions and socio-cultural activities. Subscription is open until 19 August 2019.
The COASTAL partners are currently completing their second round of workshops with selected stakeholders representing the land- and sea-based economic operators, stakeholders and administrations.
The International Symposium on Sea Level Rise in the Flemish-Dutch Delta was hosted by GreeenBridge on the 26 June 2019 where during the poster session the interested audience was informed oraly about the COASTAL project.
Why do certain businesses fail and others not under similar circumstances? Why do some management strategies work in the short term, but not in the long term? Although the human brain can provide part of the answer, digging deeper into the “why?” of these questions becomes more difficult when multiple factors play a role.
June 11th-14th 2019, the SINTEF team colleagues (Sepideh Jafarzadeh, Andreas Misund and Magnus Myhre) went to Romania to collaborate with the Romanian partners in the development of Causal Look Diagrams (CLDs) based on the mindmaps created together with stakeholders in Romania in 2018.
To celebrate the Ocean Day on 8 June 2019, Icre8, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Healing Lesvos, organized an event in the island of Lesvos (Greece) with the local community & school.
COASTAL was presented by IRSTEA at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality (LuWQ2019) held in Aarhus Denmark on 3-6 June 2019.
On May 23, 2019 the local partners and selected stakeholders for Belgian Multi-Actor Lab met again at the premises of the Flemish Land Agency in Bruges.
D9 as a first deliverable of WP3 is an EU-wide inventory and screening of ‘best practices, successes and lessons learned’ from twelve study regions other than the COASTAL case studies in order to create an inventory of innovative and inspiring examples.
The first cross sectorial workshop (Multi-Actor Lab) took place on 21 May 2019 in Rochefort located at the mouth of the Charente river.
Deliverable 17 Inventory of scenarios and transition pathways is submitted to the EC.
The 1st annual General Assembly of the COASTAL project is held between 6-9 May 2019 in Methoni, SW Messinia, Greece, organised by HCMR and NEO (SU).
COASTAL was also presented at the seminar on “Challenges and Opportunities related to a new Climate Economy: Driving Innovation for Sustainable Development” on 2 May 2019 held at the Academy of Athens organized by Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) which is a research cooperation between Stockholm University, Academy of Athens and the Greek company TEMES.
COASTAL flyers were distributed by Geonardo at the the American Association of Geographers annual meeting that was held April 3-7, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Georgia Destouni from Stockholm Universtiy presented COASTAL at the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union between 7-12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria.
Members of the SINTEF team (Sepideh Jafarzadeh and Magnus Myhre) travelled to Bordeaux, France the 26th of February to have a workshop with representatives from partner IRSTEA for three days. During the meeting, all the stakeholder workshops from the French case area were condensed into causal loop diagrams, with overlapping variables from the workshops highlighted and later used to merge the workshop CLDs into a comprehensive case study diagram that included all the workshop results.
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MAL 6 partners have created a blog for the Mar Menor case study to be able to add announcements and results of the project in Spanish for the community of local actors.
Deliverable D6 Data and Model Inventory is submitted to the EC.
Prepared by partners from HCMR (Greece), SU (Sweden), VITO (BE), CSIC (Spain), VLM (BE), POM (BE), VLIZ (BE), NIMRD (Romania), IRSTEA (France) this deliverable from WP2 is an inventory of the necessary data and models that are needed to transform concepts into model parameters for the system dynamic models.
ICRE8 was happy to welcome its COASTAL’s partners to Athens, Greece in January 2019 to work on developing causal loop diagrams from the mental models developed during the six workshops with stakeholders for Work Package 1.
Deliverable D3 Sectoral Analysis of Coastal and Rural Development is submitted to the EC.
This deliverable from WP1 reports on results from six case areas of the COASTAL project, where workshops took place in M3-9 of the project period (Task 1.1 Sectoral Analysis of Coastal & Rural Development of WP1).
Coastal areas are environmentally fragile but also attractive areas where business opportunities in many sectors are dependent on the environmental qualities affected by activities in hinterlands.
Deliverable D12 Model Scope and Feedback Structure is submitted to the EC.
Prepared by VITO (Belgium) with contributions from the partners VITO (BE), HCMR (GR), SU (SE), IRSTEA (FR), INCDM(RO), ICEADR (RO), CSIC (ES) this deliverable from WP4 provides an overview of the problem scope and feedback mechanisms in the context of land-sea interaction for the six case studies (multi-actor labs).
The Research Institute for the Economy of Agriculture and Rural Development organized on 15 November 2018 the 9th Edition of the International Symposium "Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania" in Bucharest.
The National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” of Constanta marks the celebration of the International Black Sea Day by organizing three workshops, on 30 and 31 October 2018, in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Project COASTAL (Collaborative Land-Sea Integration Platformea), with the themes “Blue Growth”, “Fisheries and aquaculture” and “Tourism”.
COASTAL WP1 Leader, Senior Research Scientist Rachel Tiller from SINTEF Ocean is the Norwegian representative to the management committee of the OceanGov: Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science COST Action help liaising between the two projects.
Co-operation activities are envisaged in the RUR-01-2016 topic. Contacts with the ROBUST project (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies) consortium have been established.
29 partners from 9 European countries came together in Brussels between 5 and 8 June 2018 to mark the start of the four-year research project COASTAL: Collaborative Land Sea Integration Platform.