Sea Level Rise Scenarios Along the Mediterranean Coasts–2
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SAVEMEDCOASTS-2 is the acronym for Sea Level Rise Scenarios Along the Mediterranean Coasts. The project aims at preventing natural disasters caused by combined effects of sea level rise (SLR) and land subsidence (LS) in the major exposed coastal zones of the Mediterranean region.
SAVEMEDCOASTS-2 retrieves flood risk scenarios accounting for amplification effects on storm surges, tsunamis and coastal erosion, supports local stakeholders and responds to the needs of populations to face expected potential effects of the rise of sea level in the coming years.
The project undertakes activities in selected areas at risk along the Mediterranean coasts, such as river deltas, lagoons, coastal plains and reclamation areas. Project’s Case Studies are the Ebro river delta in Spain, the Venice lagoon in Italy, the Chalastra plain in Greece, and the Basento reclamation area in Italy, where flood risk scenarios and risk communication action are implemented. Project’s Study Areas are the Rhone river delta, in France and the city of Alexandria, in the Nile river delta, Egypt, where only the impact of SLR is evaluated.
High resolution digital maps, subsidence rates measurements, from geodetic and remote sensing data from space, and sea level rise projections based on data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are used to evaluate coastal hazard and expected flooding scenarios for 2100. Selected stakeholders are engaged through a structured approach that encourages them to consider the potential impacts of sea level rise for coastal management and facilitates the cooperation with the scientific community and the identification of mitigation and adaptation measures. In order to act today and shape adaptation in future generations a specific attention will be devoted to risk communication for schools.
The activities are framed into nine Work Packages.
SAVEMEDCOASTS-2 is funded by the European Commission ECHO (Grant Agreement 874398). The project capitalizes results from SAVEMEDCOASTS-1 (www.savemedcoasts.eu ), KnowRISK (Know your city, Reduce seISmic risK through non-structural elements; https://knowriskproject.com/ ) and Tsumaps-NEAM (Tsunami Maps for the NEAM region; http://www.tsumaps-neam.eu/).
The project is a consortium among European research institutions, universities and selected stakeholders and namely:
- the ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA- Italy, coordinator
- the CENTRO DI GEOMORFOLOGIA INTEGRATA PER L'AREA DEL MEDITERRANEO- Italy, partner
- the FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO- MEDITERRANEO SUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI- Italy, partner
- the ISOTECH LTD- Cyprus, partner
- the ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS- Greece, partner
- the CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA- Spain, partner
- the COMUNE DI VENEZIA, Italy, partner
- the FONDAZIONE AMBIENTE RICERCA BASILICATA, Italy, partner