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Simulation of nutrient management and hydroclimatic effects on coastal water quality and ecological status—The Baltic Himmerfjärden Bay case
Simulation of nutrient management and hydroclimatic effects on coastal water quality and ecological status—The Baltic Himmerfjärden Bay case

Stockholm University has just published their article on how coastal water quality is affected by nutrient pollution and hydroclimatic effects in the journal of Ocean & Coastal Management. 

Unsupervised satellite image classification using Google Earth Engine to distinguish irrigated agricultural areas
Unsupervised satellite image classification using Google Earth Engine to distinguish irrigated agricultural areas

Globally, irrigation is responsible for about 70% of water demand. As the water in semi-arid regions becomes scarcer and food demands rise with population growth, the need for closely managing water resources used for irrigated agriculture increases.

Coastal at the iEMSs conference
Coastal at the iEMSs conference

 

Early September, COASTAL hosted a session at the bi-annual iEMSs conference of the Environmental Modelling and Software Society, this year organized by the Free University of Brussels - VUB in a digital format. The goal of session A3 – bringing local and expert knowledge together - was to explore the opportunities and difficulties of bringing local and expert knowledge together, with a special focus on the application of system dynamics modelling. Different researchers (both from within and outside our consortium) presented their view on this theme, followed by a discussion on how we can improve the combination of both types of expertise.

Participatory modelling for the sustainable development of the Mar Menor coastal lagoon
Participatory modelling for the sustainable development of the Mar Menor coastal lagoon

The sustainable development of the Mar Menor coastal lagoon (SE Spain) depends strongly on the balance and interactions between inland agriculture, coastal tourism, salt pans and fisheries. The need to move towards sustainable modes of agriculture and tourism is increasingly recognized and recently revived strongly due to sudden increase in contamination levels resulting in a strong drop in tourism. Model-based holistic assessments can help identify potential solutions that consider the impacts on all sectors involved.

VITO's interview on use of coastal space
VITO's interview on use of coastal space

On July 3 2020, Jean-Luc gave an interview on a topic concerning the impact of land-use change, modelled with the VITO Ruimtemodel, on coastal campings near the coastal town of Bredene, a tourist resort along the Belgian coast.  These campings have an important social function for less wealthy tourists who cannot afford to buy an apartment or book a hotel room.  Under some scenarios, these campings could disappear due to ongoing urbanization. 

Below you can watch the full interview and read the transcript in English.

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COASTAL's 4th newsletter is out!
COASTAL's 4th newsletter is out!

We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released the 3rd issue of the COASTAL Project Newsletter. You may access and browse or download the PDF version here.

 

COASTAL among the keynotes and special talks at the 3rd International Baltic Earth Conference
COASTAL among the keynotes and special talks at the 3rd International Baltic Earth Conference

Date: 2-3 June 2020

Venue: Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland (held online)

COASTAL at European Geoscience Union (EGU- General Assembly 2020)
COASTAL at European Geoscience Union (EGU- General Assembly 2020)

Date: 4-8 May 2020 Venue: Vienna, Austria (held online)

Great news! COASTAL has won the #EUinmyregion photo competition
Great news! COASTAL has won the #EUinmyregion photo competition

We are really excited to announce that COASTAL is among the projects which have won the #EUinmyregion photo competition and it has been selected to receive 300 postcards for dissemination purposes!

We look forward to disseminating the postcards!

„#EUinmyregion is a co-created communication campaign that aims to increase the visibility of EU-funded projects across Europe. Using the communication tools and support, managing authorities and project beneficiaries are invited to engage with citizens to show what they achieve together with the EU in the region.”

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COASTAL @ CORDIS_EU
COASTAL @ CORDIS_EU

We are very proud that COASTAL project has been featured on CORDIS_EU's official Twitter account! On EU Research Results you can find interesting up-to-date news and information on EU-funded research projects & results.

Check it out!

COASTAL workshops in Athens
COASTAL workshops in Athens

Icre8 had the pleasure to welcome Work Package (WP) leaders and multi actor laboratories (MALs) leaders in Athens on the 18th and 19th of February.