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Improving synergies to tackle the water quality issues: the COASTAL project
Improving synergies to tackle the water quality issues: the COASTAL project

Check out IRSTEA's new poster about Improving synergies to tackle the water quality issues: the COASTAL project

 

Danube’s Mouths - Black Sea Case Study (MAL: Romania)
Danube’s Mouths - Black Sea Case Study (MAL: Romania)
MAL meeting for the Danube’s Mouths - Black Sea Case Study
 
12th Baltic Sea Science Congress at Stockholm University (SU)
12th Baltic Sea Science Congress at Stockholm University (SU)

Date: 19-23 August 2019

Location: Stockholm University (SU), Stockholm, Sweden

Coastal Workshop in the frame of the MAL Danube Delta – Black Sea Coastal Zone
Coastal Workshop in the frame of the MAL Danube Delta – Black Sea Coastal Zone
Venue: National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" Constanta,
300, Mamaia Boulevard, Constanta 900581, Romania.
Date: 5th September 2019, at 09.00.
COASTAL 2ND NEWSLETTER IS OUT
COASTAL 2ND NEWSLETTER IS OUT

We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released the 2nd issue of the COASTAL Project Newsletter.

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

UPCOMING: GLF digital summits in October 2019
UPCOMING: GLF digital summits in October 2019

Relevant results of COASTAL will be presented at two digital summits organised by CSIC in collaboration with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and with the ENABLE project.

UPCOMING: Baltic Sea Science Congress in Stockholm, 19-23 August 2019
UPCOMING: Baltic Sea Science Congress in Stockholm, 19-23 August 2019

Stockholm University (SU) will present the COASTAL project and relevant results on land-coast-sea synergies by two oral and two poster presentations at the Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) Stockholm, Sweden.

UPCOMING: BGSS 2019: Blue Growth Summer School, 9-20 September 2019, Ostend, Belgium
UPCOMING: BGSS 2019: Blue Growth Summer School, 9-20 September 2019, Ostend, Belgium

COASTAL will be also discussed at the Blue Growth Summer School in September at Ghent University. BGSS 2019 combines science, business development and entre-preneurship through lectures and interactive sessions, topped off with excursions and socio-cultural activities. Subscription is open until 19 August 2019.

What are the current and upcoming activities in COASTAL?
What are the current and upcoming activities in COASTAL?

The COASTAL partners are currently completing their second round of workshops with selected stakeholders representing the land- and sea-based economic  operators, stakeholders and administrations.  

International Symposium on Sea Level Rise at GreenBridge
International Symposium on Sea Level Rise at GreenBridge

The International Symposium on Sea Level Rise in the Flemish-Dutch Delta was hosted by GreeenBridge on the 26 June 2019 where during the poster session the interested audience was informed oraly about the COASTAL project. 

COASTAL: Evidence-based co-creation towards land-sea synergy
COASTAL: Evidence-based co-creation towards land-sea synergy

Why do certain businesses fail and others not under similar circumstances?  Why do some management strategies work in the short term, but not in the long term?  Although the human brain can provide part of the answer, digging deeper into the “why?” of these questions becomes more difficult when multiple factors play a role.

INCDM disseminates COASTAL at 7th International workshop on “Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
INCDM disseminates COASTAL at 7th International workshop on “Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

The Coastal flyers were distributed by Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu at the 7th International workshop on “Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development” was held in the University of Alba Iulia between 20-21 June, 2019, Alba Iulia, Romania.

COASTAL Meeting with NIMRD, SINTEF and ICEADR
COASTAL Meeting with NIMRD, SINTEF and ICEADR

COASTAL Partners (NIMRD, SINTEF, ICEADR) worked together on causal loop diagrams (CLDs) resulted from stakeholders’ meetings in Romania.

SINTEF consults merging stakeholder mindmaps in MAL5
SINTEF consults merging stakeholder mindmaps in MAL5

June 11th-14th  2019, the SINTEF team colleagues (Sepideh Jafarzadeh, Andreas Misund and Magnus Myhre) went to Romania to collaborate with the Romanian partners in the development of Causal Look Diagrams (CLDs) based on the mindmaps created together with stakeholders in Romania in 2018.

COASTAL project presented during Ocean day in Lesvos, Greece
COASTAL project presented during Ocean day in Lesvos, Greece

To celebrate the Ocean Day on 8 June 2019, Icre8, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Healing Lesvos, organized an event in the island of Lesvos (Greece) with the local community & school.

INCDM disseminates COASTAL at 27th Symposium ‘Deltas and Wetlands’
INCDM disseminates COASTAL at 27th Symposium ‘Deltas and Wetlands’

The Coastal flyers were distributed by Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu at the 27th Symposium ‘Deltas and Wetlands’ 05 - 09 June 2019, Tulcea, Romania, which brought together over 170 participants from Romania and 16 countries, researchers, academics, representatives of authorities, NGOs and SMEs. 

COASTAL at LuWQ2019
COASTAL at LuWQ2019

COASTAL was presented by IRSTEA at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality (LuWQ2019) held in Aarhus Denmark on 3-6 June 2019.

MAL1: Belgian Coastal Zone Case study
MAL1: Belgian Coastal Zone Case study

On May 23, 2019 the local partners and selected stakeholders for Belgian Multi-Actor Lab met again at the premises of the Flemish Land Agency in Bruges.

Deliverable D9  Inventory of Business Opportunities & Policy Alternatives
Deliverable D9  Inventory of Business Opportunities & Policy Alternatives

D9 as a first deliverable of WP3 is an EU-wide inventory and screening of ‘best practices, successes and lessons learned’ from twelve study regions other than the COASTAL case studies in order to create an inventory of innovative and inspiring examples.

INCDM disseminates COASTAL at the CMEMS General Assembly
INCDM disseminates COASTAL at the CMEMS General Assembly

The Coastal flyers were distributed by Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu at the Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS) General Assembly was organized in Brussels from May 20 to May 22, 2019.

MAL4: MULTI-ACTOR WORKSHOP IN THE CHARENTE RIVER BASIN, FRANCE
MAL4: MULTI-ACTOR WORKSHOP IN THE CHARENTE RIVER BASIN, FRANCE

The first cross sectorial workshop (Multi-Actor Lab) took place on 21 May 2019 in Rochefort located at the mouth of the Charente river. 

GreenBridge presents COASTAL
GreenBridge presents COASTAL
The COASTAL project was presented at GreenBridge to the association of Flemish academics (VVA) on 30 March 2019, and to a delegation of the KENT Council (UK)  on 21 May 2019.
ROBUST - COASTAL: LOOKING FOR SYNERGIES
ROBUST - COASTAL: LOOKING FOR SYNERGIES
COASTAL coordinator Jean-Luc de Kok was invited to the project meeting of the H2020 fellow project ROBUST (20-22 May 2019, Helsinki) to present COASTAL progress and discuss strategy for cooperation between the two projects.
Deliverable 17 Inventory of scenarios and transition pathways
Deliverable 17 Inventory of scenarios and transition pathways

Deliverable 17 Inventory of scenarios and transition pathways is submitted to the EC.

COASTAL 1st annual General Assembly in Methoni, Greece
COASTAL 1st annual General Assembly in Methoni, Greece

The 1st annual General Assembly of the COASTAL project is held between 6-9 May 2019 in Methoni, SW Messinia, Greece, organised by HCMR and NEO (SU). 

Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities related to a new Climate Economy: Driving innovation for Sustaintable Development
Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities related to a new Climate Economy: Driving innovation for Sustaintable Development

COASTAL was also presented at the seminar on “Challenges and Opportunities related to a new Climate Economy: Driving Innovation for Sustainable Development”  on  2 May 2019  held at the Academy of Athens organized by Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) which is a research cooperation between Stockholm University, Academy of Athens and the Greek company TEMES.

COASTAL 1ST NEWSLETTER IS OUT
COASTAL 1ST NEWSLETTER IS OUT
Browse the FIRST newsletter of the COASTAL project to find out ...
COASTAL at the AAG 2019
COASTAL at the AAG 2019

COASTAL flyers were distributed by Geonardo at the the American Association of Geographers annual meeting that was held April 3-7, 2019, in Washington, DC.

COASTAL at EGU2019
COASTAL at EGU2019

Georgia Destouni from Stockholm Universtiy presented COASTAL at the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union between 7-12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

MAL 6: Cross-sectorial workshop in Spain
MAL 6: Cross-sectorial workshop in Spain
On April 11th 2019 we organised the first Spanish Multi Actor Lab at CEBAS-CSIC in Murcia with a total of 14 participants from all different sectors.
COASTAL Research Gate page launched
COASTAL Research Gate page launched

A Research Gate page for COASTAL is launched to collect publications from the project. 

Visit the RG page here.

INCDM disseminates COASTAL at SWEM 2019
INCDM disseminates COASTAL at SWEM 2019

Coastal flyers were distributed by Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu at the: International Workshop on SUSTAINABLE WATER ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (SWEM 2019), that took place at the University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, April 5-6, 2019, in Bucharest, Romania.

Capturing the underlying dynamics of sector workshops: SINTEF consultation at IRSTEA
Capturing the underlying dynamics of sector workshops: SINTEF consultation at IRSTEA

Members of the SINTEF team (Sepideh Jafarzadeh and Magnus Myhre) travelled to Bordeaux, France the 26th of February to have a workshop with representatives from partner IRSTEA for three days. During the meeting, all the stakeholder workshops from the French case area were condensed into causal loop diagrams, with overlapping variables from the workshops highlighted and later used to merge the workshop CLDs into a comprehensive case study diagram that included all the workshop results. 

MAL 5: Danube’s Delta Study Case
MAL 5: Danube’s Delta Study Case
The Research Institute for the Economy of Agriculture and Rural Development (ICEADR) organized at the beginning of this year three rural workshops, one at national level and others two, at local level.
1ST COASTAL NEWSLETTER IS OUT SOON - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
1ST COASTAL NEWSLETTER IS OUT SOON - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

The first issue in the series of our newsletters will be out very soon. 
In the first newsletter you will find information about ... 

COASTAL EIP-Agri Practice Abstracts
COASTAL EIP-Agri Practice Abstracts

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

Special Issue “Modelling and Monitoring the Effectiveness of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation”
Special Issue “Modelling and Monitoring the Effectiveness of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation”
We invite you to submit a paper to the Special Issue “Modelling and Monitoring the Effectiveness of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation” in the journal Water.
Blog of the Mar Menor case study
Blog of the Mar Menor case study

MAL 6 partners have created a blog for the Mar Menor case study to be able to add announcements and results of the project in Spanish for the community of local actors.

 

ROBUST - COASTAL: Looking for Synergies
ROBUST - COASTAL: Looking for Synergies
The COASTAL coordinator attended the 18-month review meeting of the H2020 fellow project ROBUST on 15 February 2018 in Brussels.
New Linkedin site
New Linkedin site
Follow us on our new Linkedin page and explore our H2020 project that supports coastal & rural collaboration by boosting economic growth, marine spatial planning and environmental protection. 
Deliverable D6 Data and Model Inventory
Deliverable D6 Data and Model Inventory

Deliverable D6 Data and Model Inventory is submitted to the EC.

Prepared by partners from HCMR (Greece), SU (Sweden), VITO (BE), CSIC (Spain), VLM (BE), POM (BE), VLIZ (BE), NIMRD (Romania), IRSTEA (France) this deliverable from WP2 is an inventory of the necessary data and models that are needed to transform concepts into model parameters for the system dynamic models.

COASTAL Workshop in ICRE8 Athens
COASTAL Workshop in ICRE8 Athens

ICRE8 was happy to welcome its COASTAL’s partners to Athens, Greece in January 2019 to work on developing causal loop diagrams from the mental models developed during the six workshops with stakeholders for Work Package 1.

Deliverable D3 Sectoral Analysis of Coastal and Rural Development
Deliverable D3 Sectoral Analysis of Coastal and Rural Development

Deliverable D3 Sectoral Analysis of Coastal and Rural Development is submitted to the EC.

This deliverable from WP1 reports on results from six case areas of the COASTAL project, where workshops took place in M3-9 of the project period (Task 1.1 Sectoral Analysis of Coastal & Rural Development of WP1).

System Dynamics Modelling: Capturing complexity in COASTAL for rapid policy/business analysis
System Dynamics Modelling: Capturing complexity in COASTAL for rapid policy/business analysis

Coastal areas are environmentally fragile but also attractive areas where business opportunities in many sectors are dependent on the environmental qualities affected by activities in hinterlands. 

Deliverable D12 Model Scope and Feedback Structure
Deliverable D12 Model Scope and Feedback Structure

Deliverable D12 Model Scope and Feedback Structure is submitted to the EC.

Prepared by VITO (Belgium) with contributions from the partners VITO (BE), HCMR (GR), SU (SE), IRSTEA (FR), INCDM(RO), ICEADR (RO), CSIC (ES) this deliverable from WP4 provides an overview of the problem scope and feedback mechanisms in the context of land-sea interaction for the six case studies (multi-actor labs).

International Symposium
International Symposium "Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania

The Research Institute for the Economy of Agriculture and Rural Development organized on 15 November 2018 the 9th Edition of the International Symposium "Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania" in Bucharest.

MAL workshops in Romania
MAL workshops in Romania

The National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” of Constanta marks the celebration of the International Black Sea Day by organizing three workshops, on 30 and 31 October 2018, in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Project COASTAL (Collaborative Land-Sea Integration Platformea), with the themes “Blue Growth”, “Fisheries and aquaculture” and “Tourism”.

Co-Creating Solutions for Innovation
Co-Creating Solutions for Innovation

COASTAL project coordinator, Jean-Luc De Kok attended the kick-off meeting of the H2020 co-funded project WASTE FEW ULL on 12 October at Bath University (UK), and gave a presentation on the COASTAL approach.  

COASTAL teams up with OceanGov European COST Action
COASTAL teams up with OceanGov European COST Action

COASTAL WP1 Leader, Senior Research Scientist Rachel Tiller from SINTEF Ocean is the Norwegian representative to the management committee of the OceanGov: Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science COST Action help liaising between the two projects. 

COASTAL at the Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries
COASTAL at the Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries
COASTAL was presented by HCMR at the 12th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries «Blue Growth for the Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion and the Eastern Mediterranean» Ionian University, Corfu, 30 May – 3 June 2018. Link: Abstract of presentation
COASTAL collaborates with fellow project financed under topic RUR-01-2016: ROBUST
COASTAL collaborates with fellow project financed under topic RUR-01-2016: ROBUST

Co-operation activities are envisaged in the RUR-01-2016 topic. Contacts with the ROBUST project (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies) consortium have been established.

COASTAL Kick-off in Brussels
COASTAL Kick-off in Brussels

29 partners from 9 European countries came together in Brussels between 5 and 8 June 2018 to mark the start of the four-year research project COASTAL: Collaborative Land Sea Integration Platform.