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Knowledge production, communication and negotiation for coastal governance under climate change


Project timeline
January 2014
36 months
December 2016
General Information
The overall objective of the KnowHow project is to improve the capacities of participant institutions and researchers in producing, translating and effectively delivering scientific knowledge to decision makers, with an emphasis on local governments on the coastal zone as key actors in adaptation to global environmental change, particularly climate change. Its specific objectives are: 1) Promote exchange of expertise and experience between partners in modes of research oriented towards the needs of decision makers in the domain of environmental governance. These include all spheres of government from national to local with a specific focus on municipal government. 2) Develop and test a methodological approach to assess local governments’ knowledge needs for coastal adaptation to climate change which is transportable between Europe and Africa; 3) Improve existing capacity of partners to conceptualize and communicate research and research uncertainties in ways that enhance its usability, comprehension and impact; 4) Develop a joint stakeholder-oriented transdisciplinary research proposal for a next Framework Programme call that will contribute to more effective management of coastal zones in a changing climate.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
Project TypeMarie Curie Actions— International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 612615
Co-ordinatorFaculdade De Ciencias Sociais E Humanas Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa, PT
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Maria Manez, Climate Service Center Phone: +49 40 22633 8408, Fax: +49 40 22633 8163
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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (ZA), Delft University of Technology (NL), Faculdade De Ciencias Sociais E Humanas Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa (PT), University of Bergen (NO)
Project Factsheet KNOWHOW
Last Update: 16. April 2021