Co-creating evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions for enhancing coastal-rural collaboration and synergies

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Blue Career Days
Blue Career Days
The Belgian coastal region is trying to forsee how to tackle the multifunctional use of space and the accompanying competition.
COASTAL EIP-Agri Practice Abstracts
COASTAL EIP-Agri Practice Abstracts

Practice Abstracts of the COASTAL project are available on the EIP-Agri website.

Updates on MAL1 (Belgian Coastal Zone)
Updates on MAL1 (Belgian Coastal Zone)

From July 2020 to December 2020 the stakeholders, actor and research partners involved in the Belgian Multi-Actor Lab (MAL) collaborated intensely to further develop their models and collect the supporting data.

Updates on MAL5 (Danube Mouths/Black Sea)
Updates on MAL5 (Danube Mouths/Black Sea)

MAL 5 development of the COSTAL project for the second semester of 2020, included activities related to Knowledge Transition, SD modelling of coastal-rural interactions and dissemination of results achieved so far.

COASTAL in
COASTAL in "The Ocean Of Tomorrow”
COASTAL was one of the thirteen projects funded by the European Commission introduced in the book “The Ocean Of Tomorrow” vol.2.
Updates on MAL4 (Charente River Basin)
Updates on MAL4 (Charente River Basin)

Over the past few months, the MAL4 team has worked to develop dynamic models as part of the Land Sea system and to collect the supporting data, using different sources of information and previous work in the area.

COASTAL's 5th Newsletter is out!
COASTAL's 5th Newsletter is out!

We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released the 5th issue of the COASTAL Project Newsletter.

You may access and browse or download the PDF version here.

COASTAL Collaboration with SIMAtlantic project
COASTAL Collaboration with SIMAtlantic project
ICRE8 participated in a series of workshops on Land-Sea Interactions for Marine Spatial Planning.
COVID-19 impacts on the MAL3 region and its local partners in COASTAL
COVID-19 impacts on the MAL3 region and its local partners in COASTAL

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on policy- and decision-makers to keep health services functioning and to minimize the length and depth of the economic shock. Local partners of the Swedish MAL3 case have evaluated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as being moderate to high in this region. Although technical and consulting sectors have had to take major adaptation measures, the public, environment and research sectors have not significantly been affected by the pandemic so far.

Interviews with key players in preparation for the multi-actor workshop in January 2021
Interviews with key players in preparation for the multi-actor workshop in January 2021
In a preparation for the multi-actor workshop planned for January, interviews with key stakeholders were conducted. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews were held online via Zoom with a few key players including the MAL4 team.
Second round of multi-actor workshop in MAL6
Second round of multi-actor workshop in MAL6

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the lead partner for MAL6, organized the second round of multi-actor workshops where local partners and stakeholders from rural and coastal sectors discussed the pilot system dynamics model, the business roadmap and policy solutions to promote more sustainable development in the region building on coastal-rural collaboration and synergies.

How the economic activities of MAL4 were impacted by COVID-19
How the economic activities of MAL4 were impacted by COVID-19

MAL4's economic activities were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular by the two lockdown periods (Spring and Autumn) imposed by the government. Specific aids have been put in place by the government and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region to help companies make the transition.