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Economics of Prevention Measures Addressing Coastal Hazards. (EcosHaz)

ECOSHAZ project aims to establish a sustainable knowledge framework addressing the costs and benefits of prevention and response to coastal hazards resulting from hydro-meteorological events (flooding, shoreline erosion, storm surges, sea level rise) and oil spill accidents.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Assessing current knowledge and specifying gaps, deficiencies and challenges in C/B analysis process.

Setting up of flexible structures ensuring the involvement of key actors.

Developing an effective knowledge exchange mechanism capable to explore and capitalize good practices.

Creating an Integrated Information System and its support tools to provide guidance as well as access to a network of special advisors.

Undertaking a pilot action.

Establishing of key stakeholders national clusters that will evolve into a EU transnational cooperation structure.

Enhancement of the partners' capacity to respond properly to the project requirements along with the development of a flexible structure ensuring the involvement of key actors from the private and public sector.

The initialisation of a participatory mechanism that will raise the awareness of policy makers and other interested stakeholders and will facilitate the further improvement of the developed Knowledge Framework for assessing the costs and benefits of prevention and response to coastal hazards resulting from hydro-meteorological events and oil spill accidents.

Project Work Plan, organizational structure & Monitoring and Evaluation System
Progress reports (M1, M16, M24)
Kick-off meeting
Coordination meetings
Quality Handbook and report
Information Exchange Network
Consultation Plan
Stakeholders' Questionnaire
Report on the end users' and stakeholders' views and needs
Training material
Training seminars
On line questionnaire on the operation of the Knowledge Toolkit
ECOSHAZ Helpline Centre
Report on the improvements of ECOSHAZ Knowledge Toolkit

Assessment of current models and best practices on the coastal risk management decision making.

Good practices, case studies, literature and other information on different modules of coastal risk management.

Two Guidelines on the implementation of the procedure for the economic assessment of coastal prevention measures against natural and anthropogenic hazards respectively.

Four Implementation Modules dealing with the Coastal risk assessment framework, risk prevention measures, monitoring /early warning systems and Cost Benefit Analysis.

Data sets and sources for the economic appraisal of potential impacts (property damages, loss of infrastructure, loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, etc.

Coastal Environments

Code PAIDI: RNM911

Fátima Navas Concha.  

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Budget of Andalusian group: € 108.363,00

  2. University Pablo de Olavide, SP
  3. Flood Hazard Research Center - Middlesex University, UK
  4. Maritime Institute in Gdansk, PL
  5. Department of Economic Theory at University of Santiago de Compostela, SP
  6. Università degli Studi di Catania, IT
Keywords: coastal hazard, flood, risk, meteorological events
Duration: 24 months. January, 1th 2015 to December, 31th 2106
Project cost: € 575.143,00