Il progetto THESEUS è un Large Scale Integrating project finanziato dalla Comunità Europea nella call FP7-Env-2009-1 (topic Env2009.3.1.6.1) per 6'530'000 euro ed una durata di 4 anni (2009-2013). Di seguito si riporta l'abtract del progetto; sito web: www.theseusproject.eu. Coastal areas are vital economic hubs in terms of settlement and manufacturing, agriculture, trade and tourism to mention some key sectors. There are already many coastal problems such as erosion, flood risk, long-term habitat deterioration, conflict for space between human and natural use of land. As economies continue to develop the asset base at risk will grow, while accelerating climate change will increase the likelihood of damaging extreme events, as well as accelerate habitat decline, and existing management and defences are not well tuned to these challenges. Taking this context of an evolving coastal zone subject to multiple change factors, THESEUS will analyse innovative combined mitigation and adaptation technologies aiming at delivering a safe coast for human use and healthy habitats. Technologies will include, among others, ecologically based mitigation measures (as restoration and/or creation of habitats), hydro-morphodynamic techniques (as sediment reservoirs, multi-purpose structures, overtopping resistant dikes), actions to reduce the impact on society and economy (as promotion of risk awareness, insurance programs and spatial plans), guidelines and GIS based software for supporting defence planning strategies. While new defence technologies have the potential to reduce costs and risks and increase our portfolio of management tools, there is the need to integrate the best of technical measures in a strategic policy context which also considers the environmental, social and economic issues raised in any coastal area. It is in this spirit that THESEUS will advance European and international experience in applying innovative technologies to reducing coastal risks. THESEUS activities will be carried out within a multidisciplinary framework in many study sites (16) all over Europe and the world, with specific attention to most vulnerable coastal environments as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas exist

Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate (THESEUS)

ZANUTTIGH, BARBARA
2009

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Il progetto THESEUS è un Large Scale Integrating project finanziato dalla Comunità Europea nella call FP7-Env-2009-1 (topic Env2009.3.1.6.1) per 6'530'000 euro ed una durata di 4 anni (2009-2013). Di seguito si riporta l'abtract del progetto; sito web: www.theseusproject.eu. Coastal areas are vital economic hubs in terms of settlement and manufacturing, agriculture, trade and tourism to mention some key sectors. There are already many coastal problems such as erosion, flood risk, long-term habitat deterioration, conflict for space between human and natural use of land. As economies continue to develop the asset base at risk will grow, while accelerating climate change will increase the likelihood of damaging extreme events, as well as accelerate habitat decline, and existing management and defences are not well tuned to these challenges. Taking this context of an evolving coastal zone subject to multiple change factors, THESEUS will analyse innovative combined mitigation and adaptation technologies aiming at delivering a safe coast for human use and healthy habitats. Technologies will include, among others, ecologically based mitigation measures (as restoration and/or creation of habitats), hydro-morphodynamic techniques (as sediment reservoirs, multi-purpose structures, overtopping resistant dikes), actions to reduce the impact on society and economy (as promotion of risk awareness, insurance programs and spatial plans), guidelines and GIS based software for supporting defence planning strategies. While new defence technologies have the potential to reduce costs and risks and increase our portfolio of management tools, there is the need to integrate the best of technical measures in a strategic policy context which also considers the environmental, social and economic issues raised in any coastal area. It is in this spirit that THESEUS will advance European and international experience in applying innovative technologies to reducing coastal risks. THESEUS activities will be carried out within a multidisciplinary framework in many study sites (16) all over Europe and the world, with specific attention to most vulnerable coastal environments as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas exist
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