Project reference: 874398

Project Name: SAVEMEDCOASTS-2

Project title: Sea Level Rise Scenarios Along the Mediterranean Coasts – 2

Keywords:

Relative sea level rise projections, climate change, land subsidence, coastal hazard, flooding scenario, multi risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, multi hazard assessment, stakeholder analysis, Decision Support System

Project Summary

The project focuses on the Prevention topic and the disaster risk assessment caused by the combined effects impact of sea level rise (SLR) and land subsidence (LS) in the major river deltas, lagoons and reclamation areas previously identified in the SAVEMEDCOASTS project (www.savemedcoasts-eu), being the most exposed coastal zones of the Mediterranean region. Project activities will be carried out in the following areas: the Ebre (SP) and Rhone (FR) river deltas; the lagoon of Venice (IT); the reclamation area of Basento (IT) and the coastal plain of Chalastra (GR). Expected results are: 1) maps of flooding scenarios for the next 20-30 years and up to 2100 for the targeted areas through the analysis of remote sensing, geodetic and topographic data, Digital Surface Models and IPCC sea level projections; 2) multi-hazard scenarios incorporating vulnerability, exposure, hazard frequency and intensity to translate climate change impacts into socio-economic loss; 3) dissemination and education actions (capitalizing the KnowRisk and Tsumaps projects) through workshops with stakeholders and KnowRiskFlood campaigns to people to raise the awareness and preparedness in four representative environments: the Ebre river delta (SP), the Venice lagoon (IT), the Basento reclamation area (IT) and the Chalastra coastal plain (GR). Scenarios will support policy-makers and land planners to develop joint strategies for sustainable use of ecosystems by a disaster-resilient development. The multi-hazard approach for risk assessment will allow to evaluate cascading effects of multi temporal events expected in the coastal population living in the targeted areas that will benefit of the project outcomes (1000 to >1M people). Outputs will include SLR projections, map of flooding scenarios, assessment of risk data end users, decision support systems, hazard and risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, disaster risk management plans.