News & Events:
Toxicity Tests Improve the Assessment of Harbour Sediment
Harbour sediments should be tested for their toxic effect on living organisms in addition to being subject to the chemical, physical and biological tests usually conducted to assess water quality, according to recent research from portugal. This would provide a better environmental assessment of dredged material to help guide port authorities' decisions on its disposal (Science for Environment Policy, issue 351).
Coastal Flooding: Failing to Adapt is not an Option, says Study
Climate change will lead to an increased risk of flooding and huge economic losses if countries do not invest in appropriate adaptation measures, according to a new study. The research estimates the risks posed by flooding to cities around the world and the associated economic losses in 2005 and 2050, and suggests that flood protection must be increased to maintain the same level of risk to coastal cities (Science for Environment Policy, issue 350).
Mapping Global Sea Level Rise: New Gravity Data help Provide
more Accurate Predictions
Research from the US helps paint a clearer picture of the extent of global sea level rise, by considering new satellite data on the Earth’s gravity. Its findings support reports of accelerating ice melt and suggest that most of the change in sea levels is caused by receding polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers (Science for Environment Policy, issue 344).
Can Ecosystems Protect Europe's Coastline?
Nearly a third of the EU's coastline has insufficient protection from erosion and flooding, according to recent research. The study presents a method for assessing coastal ecosystems' capacity to provide vital protection from these threats, and highlights the need to protect key habitats which safeguard coastal resilience (Science for Environment Policy, thematic issue 42).
Prediction of Long-term Morphological Modelling using a Hybrid
Paper presenting a new type of model: the hybrid model which bridges the gap between detailed 2DH area modelling and 1D shoreline modelling
Read the latest issues of the EUCC Coastal & Marine magazines:
- Preparing to Adapt - Sharing Coastal Experience with the Young Professionals Coastal Community YPCC
- Coastal and Climate Change - Ports and Renewable Energies: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation
Online WEB-based Tool (www.ICZMassistant.eu)
launched by SUSCOD on 18 June 2013
Read press release / user guide
ICZM Approaches not always Implemented despite Adoption
A recent international study has compared different Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) methods and suggests that improved enforcement and compliance would increase implementation of key strategies. It also highlights the potential for environmental impact assessments (EIAs) to develop science and policy integration.
A Global Risk Assessment of River and Coastal Flooding
A new study provides the first global estimates of river and coastal flooding, highlighting past and future trends, and indicates that Asia and Europe are two of the regions that are worst affected. The researchers suggest that their methods could be useful in developing a global framework for flood risk assessment.
Protected Areas have Increased to cover one Fifth of Europe's
More than 21% of the land has some kind of protected status in the 39 countries which work with the European Environment Agency (EEA). However, only 4% of the sea controlled by countries of the European Union is included within the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, according to a new report from the EEA.
Conference on Climate Adaptation Technologies
6 December 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
Organisers: the Danish Nature Agency, the Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Environmental Technologies
- ICCE 2014
15-20 June 2014, Seoul, Korea
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