News & Events:
Future Climate Changes in Denmark
Report No 6 2014, the Danish Climate Centre, DMI
Thematic Course on Scour around Marine Structures
- Dealing with scour related problems in water environments
23-24 October 2014, Hørsholm, Denmark
Course description / Register
- 7th National
Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration
1-6 November 2014, Washington D.C., USA
- 1st Mares
Conference - Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation
17-21 November 2014, Olhäo, Portugal
2nd International Ocean Research Conference
17-21 November 2014, Barcelona, Spain
DANCORE Seminar on Danish Coasts and Climate
Adaptation - Presentation of COADAPT Results
3 December 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
- THE ACADEMY by DHI Climate Courses 2014
18th Danish Marine Research Meeting
28-30 January 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coastal Sediments 2015
11-15 May 2015, San Diego, CA, USA
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2015
12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
ECSA 55 Unbounded Boundaries and shifting
Estuaries and Coastal Seas in a rapidly changing World
6-9 September 2015, London, UK
ICE Coastal Management
9-11 September 2015, the Netherlands
Abstract submission: 31 March - 31 July 2014
5th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts
2-4 November 2015, Muscat, Oman
IHS Maritime 360
New online news publication
PIANC - New Coastal Erosion Mitigation Guidelines
The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) recently released their ‘Countries in Transition: Coastal Erosion Mitigation Guidelines’.
HYDRALAB IV Conference Papers now available
Papers / Project descriptions
- DANCORE eNEWS No 1 June 2014
- Presentations from DANCORE Day on Beach Nourishment, Dredging and Sand Extraction (in Danish) hosted by Rohde Nielsen on 27 May 2014
- Presentations from DANCORE Young Professionals Day 2014 hosted by the University of Copenhagen/GEUS on 4 April 2014
New Issue of the EUCC Coastal & Marine Magazine
Coastal Climate Change - Adaptive Management of Beaches and Coastal Waters
Restoring Ecosystems likely to be Economically Profitable
The economic benefits of restoring natural ecosystems outweigh the costs, according to new research. The study examined the financial costs and benefits of restoring a range of ecosystems, including those found in marine, inland and coastal habitats, and concludes that in most cases the large value of ecosystem services provides a net economic benefit (Science for Environment Policy, issue 354).
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.
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