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KRIM: Climate Change and Preventive Risk and Coastal Protection Management on the German North Sea Coast

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.krim.uni-bremen.de
Description:

The interdisciplinary cooperative research project KRIM has the goal of providing orientation and action know-how for the societal future task "risk management in coastal protection under climate change conditions". Such a comprehensive risk management implies giving attention to the aspects of perception, communication, interpretion, organisation and funding.

The research project KRIM is going to analyse the consequences of an accelerated sea-level rise and intensified extreme incidents (formulated as climate scenarios for the year 2050) and of adaptation options for the natural and the social structures within the coastal region based on the examination of 8 representative coastal situations within the Weser-Jade-Region.

Keywords: Beach protection, Climate change
Contact: Michael Schirmer
Universitšt Bremen, Faculty 2 (Biology)
Institute for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Dep. of Aquatic Ecology
Postfach 330440
28334 Bremen
GERMANY
Telephone: +49 421-218-2803
Fax: +49 421-218-4864
E-Mail: schi@uni-bremen.de
Partner: BioConsult, Bremen (http://www.bioconsult.de)
GKSS Research Center, Geesthach (http://www.gkss.de)
Universitšt Hannover, Franzius-Institut (http://www.fi.uni-hannover.de)
Universitšt Bremen, Research Center for Sustainability Studies (artec) (http://www.artec.uni-bremen.de)
Universitšt Bremen, Faculty 7 (Business Studies & Economics) (http://www.wiwi.uni-bremen.de)
Research Centre Juelich (MUT) (http://www.fz-juelich.de/mut)
Research Institute for Knowledge Systems BV (RIKS) (http://www.riks.nl)
Financed by: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (http://www.bmbf.de)