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CoastAdapt: CoastAdapt - The Sea as Our Neighbour: Sustainable Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Communities and Habitats on Europe's Northern Periphery

Type of Entry: Project
Website: www.coastadapt.org
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2011

Funding Programme: Northern Periphery Programme 2007–2013

CoastAdapt is a project aimed to safeguard people living in North Atlantic coastal communities and help them adapt to the impacts of climate change. Five pilot study sites in Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Scotland have been identified to determine the issues experienced by local communities. Municipalities and citizens, working together with project partners, will develop and trial adaptation strategies designed to cope with the impacts of climate change.

Keywords: Climate change
Partner: Hammerfest Kommune, Finnmark (http://www.hammerfest.kommune.no/)
Northern Research Institute, Norut Alta (http://www.norut.no/)
Department for Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (http://www.umb.no/ilp)
University of Iceland, Institute for Sustainability Studies (http://www.ssf.hi.is/page/FrodiEng_home)
Árborg Municipality (Icelandic) (http://www.arborg.is/)
Vík í Mýrdal, Mýrdalshreppur Municipality (Icelandic) (http://www.vik.is/)
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Local Authority (http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/)
University of Aberdeen, Institute for Coastal Science & Management (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/aicsm/)
Scottish Natural Heritage (http://www.snh.gov.uk/)
Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Millennium Institute (http://www.eri.ac.uk/)
Environmental Initiatives Research Group, University of the West of Scotland (http://www.uws.ac.uk/schoolsdepts/science/environment/ind...)
University of Ulster, Centre for Coastal & Marine Research (http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/esri/Coastal-Systems.html...)
University College Cork, Coastal & Marine Resources Centre (http://cmrc.ucc.ie/)