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ComCoast: Combined functions in the coastal zone

Type of Entry: Project
Website: www.comcoast.org
Duration: 01/03/2004 - 31/12/2007
Description:

ComCoast - Combined functions in the coastal zone - is an European Interreg IIIB project with partners in The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the UK.

ComCoast develops and demonstrates innovative strategies for future flood risk management and coastal defence management in the southern North Sea region. ComCoast aims to stimulate wider functions along the coast in a more gradual transition from sea to land.

The ComCoast concept is a multifunctional flood management and coastal defence strategy in a wide coastal zone. This provides prosperous multifunctional possibilities to develop the coastal area with respect to spatial planning, providing benefits for society and environment. Moreover, the concept will safely protect the coast anticipating on the consequences of the expected climate change and socio-economic developments.

Keywords: Beach protection, Climate change, Flood Risk Management, Participative approach, Zoning (beach and water use)
Documents:
ComCoast Factsheet (159.230 Bytes)
Short overview about the contents of the project.
 
Nachhaltige Entwicklung im K├╝stenraum (877.679 Bytes)
Dokumentation des Diskussionsprozesses im Rahmen des ComCoast Vorhabens im deutschen Pilotgebiet Nessmersiel.
 
Contact: Mr. Frank Ahlhorn (for Germany)
COAST, University Oldenburg / COAST, Universit├Ąt Oldenburg (COAST)
PO Box 2503
26111 Oldenburg
GERMANY
E-Mail: ahfrank.ahlhorn@uni-oldenburg.de
Website: www.coast.uni-oldenburg.de
Partner: Ministry of Flanders Environment and Infrastructure
Waterboards of Zeeuws-Vlanderen
Provincies of Netherlands
Environment Agency (www.environment-agency.gov.uk)
COAST, University of Oldenburg (www.coast.uni-oldenburg.de)
Sea Scheldt Division
Danish Coastal Authority (www.kyst.dk)
Local Authority of Hulst
Rijkswaterstaat, Delft (Lead Partner) (www.rws.nl/rws/dww/home/)
Budget: 5.800.000
Financed by: European Commission (Interreg III) (http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/interreg3/index_en.htm)
Interreg IIIb - North Sea (http://www.interregnorthsea.org/index.asp)