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ENCORA: European Platform for Coastal Research

Type of Entry: Project
Website: www.encora.eu
Duration: 01/02/2006 - 31/01/2009

ENCORA is a European platform for sharing knowledge and experience in coastal science, policy and practice

A considerable effort is spent in Europe on coastal management and coastal research, probably more than in any other region of the world. There is a rich capital of coastal knowledge and experience, but it is fragmented over many countries and hundreds of organisations.

Encora is:

  • A network with connections to European expertise in coastal practice, policy and science
  • A networking organisation for spreading the benefits of European efforts in coastal management and research
Encora offers:
  • A service helping you to build your personal European network
  • A WIKI Coastal Directory, enabling you to disclose coastal expertise in Europe
  • A Young Professionals Exchange Programme for young coastal scientists and practitioners

Theme Networks

  1. Multifunctionality and valuation
  2. ICZM Participation and Implementation
  3. Marine and coastal spatial planning
  4. Pollution, prevention, detection and mitigation
  5. Long term coastal geo-morphological change
  6. Effect of Development and Use on Eco-morphology and Coastal Habitats
  7. Restoration and preservation of coastal biodiversity
  8. Sustainable coastal engineering techniques
  9. Assessment of fi eld observation techniques
  10. Capacity building, training and education in ICZM
Keywords: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
Contact: Job Dronkers
National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management / Rijksinstituut voor Kust en Zee (RWS)
Kortenaerkade 1
Post Office Box 20907
2500 EX The Hague
Telephone: +31 70 311 43 11
Fax: +31 70 311 43 21
E-Mail: job.dronkers@rws.nl
Website: www.rws.nl
Partner: Leuven University, Belgium
DHI Water and Environment, Denmark
Centre d’Etudes Maritimes et Fluviales, France
GKSS Institut für Küstenforschung, Germany
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University College Cork, Ireland
Bologna University, Italy
Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands
The Coastal Union, Netherlands
Institute of Hydro-Engineering, Poland
Instituto de Hidraulica e Recursos Hidricos, Portugal
University of Cantabria, Spain
Lund University, Sweden
Plymouth University, United Kingdom
F.E.E.Matteì, Italy
Vlaams Instituut der Zee, Belgium
Technical University Delft, Netherlands
Gent University, Belgium
Thessaly University, Greece
CoastNET, United Kingdom
Budget: 3.000.000
Financed by: European Commission within the sixth Framework Programme,
Global Change and Ecosystems