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The coastal risk landscape in the catalan littoral zone. The influence of climate change

Total activity: 11
Type of activity
Competitive project
Funding entity
MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Acronym
PaiRisClima
Funding entity code
CGL2014-55387-R
Amount
54.450,00 €
Start date
2015-01-01
End date
2018-04-30
Abstract
The coastal risk landscape can be defined as the set of all the risks to which the coastal zone is exposed. This represents a holistic
approach to the study of the hazards, consequences and / or damages, acting mechanisms including feedbacks and the perception of
society. This concept has been developed for the Catalan coast by the research team under the PaiRisC-M project where a conceptual
model including main components of coastal risk was proposed. In that project , a first small-scale assessment was performed under
current climatic conditions. Obtained results suggested that although the risk level along the coast could intensify significantly under the
influence of climate change, territorial stakeholders paid no (or little) attention to this effect.
Within this context, the general objective of the project PaiRisClima is to evaluate the coastal risk landscape along the Catalan coast under
different climate scenarios at regional scale. and propose risk management measures taking into account the effect of climate change. The
goal is to identify how the effect of climate change is propagated through the coastal system by influencing the different components. Its
use will enable the manager to assess the relative importance of CC in the different processes and consequences, assessing the need to
include it when making decisions on risk management processes.
To achieve this overall objective, a series of partial objectives have been defined:
* To extend the quantitative risk landscape model obtained at the small-scale in the project PaiRisC-M regionally.
* To identify risk landscape components likely to be affected by climate change and assess its variations under different climate scenarios.
* To assess the coastal risk landscape under different climate scenarios.
* To assess the importance given by different stakeholders to climate change when assessing coastal risk.
* To analyze the network of actors involved in risk management and social perception. The objective is to deepen the current risk
governance. identifying strengths and weaknesses to face climate change scenarios.
* To analyze the management measures of the different components of coastal risk with particular emphasis on how to consider the effects
of climate change. To identifying existing gaps.
* To propose coastal risk management measures for the Catalan coast developed in a participatory manner with involved stakeholders.
Scope
Adm. Estat
Plan
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
Call year
2015
Funcding program
Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Funding call
Retos de Investigación: Proyectos de I+D+i
Grant institution
Gobierno De España. Ministerio De Economía Y Competitividad, Mineco

Participants

Scientific and technological production

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