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SPICOSA: Science and Policy Integration For Coastal System Assessment

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.spicosa.eu
Duration: 01/02/2007 - 31/01/2011
Description: Spicosa´s overall aim is to develop a self-evolving, holistic research approach and support tools for the assessment of policy options for sustainable management through a balanced consideration of the ecological, social and economic aspects of Coastal Zone Systems (Integrated Coastal Zone Management). Achieving this objective will require a restructuring of the science and methodology needed to understand and to quantify the response of the coastal ecosystems, together with their consequences to their social and economic services, when these ecosystems are subjected to changing environmental and anthropogenic conditions from local to global. It will also demand integration through disciplinary and through geographic, political, and social scales.
Keywords: Academic training, Applicative research, Conflict resolution, Environmental assessment
Contact: Mr. Daniel Roy