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Innovative Technologies for Safe European Coasts in a Changing Climate


Project timeline
December 2009
48 months
November 2013
General Information
The project aims at the development of innovative climate-proof coastal defense technologies and the improvement of safety and economic development of estuaries, deltas and coastal areas in the context of extreme event and sea level rise taking into account climate change uncertainties and risk concepts. Within the project a joint effort between GKSS, the Hamburg Port Authority and the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) is proposed for the Elbe estuary. The effort is based on HPA’s Concept for a sustainable development of the Tidal Elbe River and will contribute to an impact assessment of different coastal defense strategies, including conventional and innovative ones, under different climate change scenarios.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-ENV-2009-1-
Project TypeLarge-scale Integrating Project
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 244104
Co-ordinatorUniversita di Bologna (IT)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jens Kappenberg, Institute for Coastal Research, KBS Phone: +49 4152 87 1879 Fax: +49 4152 87 2818
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Aalborg Universitet (DK), Alma Mater Studiorum - Università die Bologna (IT), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), Athens University Of Economics And Business - Research (GR), Bangor University (UK), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Bureau De Recherches Geologiques Et Minieres (FR), Centre d'Etudes Techniques Maritimes et Fluniales (FR), Consortium for the Management of the Centre of Coordination of Research on the Venice Lagoon System (IT), East China Normal University Ecnu (CN), Entente interdepartementale pour la demoustication du littoral méditerranéen (FR), Hamburg Port Authority (DE), Infram International BV (NL), Institute of Hydroengineering, PAS, Gdansk (PL), Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Instytut Meteorologii I Gospodarki Wodnej (PL), Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale (IT), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE), Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen-KNAW (NL), Latvijas Universitate (LV), Marine Hydrophysical Institute - Ukranian National Academy of Science (UA), Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation (UK), National Cheng Kung University (CN), P. P. Shirshov Institute for Oceanology (RU), Universidad de Cantabria (ES), Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico (MX), University of Delaware (US), University of Plymouth (UK), University of Plymouth (UK), University of Southampton (UK), Vlaams Instituut Voor De Zee Vzw (NL)
Last Update: 16. April 2021