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Caribbean network for coastal risks related with climate change (CaribCoast)


The Carib-Coast project ambition is to pool, co-construct and disseminate monitoring and coastal risk prevention approaches and adaptation to climate change. The associated challenges primarily concern the safety of goods and persons, but also the tourism economy linked to the preservation of beaches and the natural heritage of these interface environments, rich in biodiversity (mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass beds).

It is organized around four work modules:

  1. Project coordination and management
  2. Observation and modeling of coastal hydrodynamics (creation of a hydrodynamic modelling catalogue for the simulation of current and future hazards)
  3. Coastal erosion monitoring and Mitigation (developing existing observatories and sharing of good practices around a common protocol)
  4. Tools for decision support, risk management, adaptation and restoration of ecosystem services (providing decision support tools for the prevention of natural coastal risk)

Project information


BRGM (French Geological Survey) France


IFREMER - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France,

ONF- French National Forest Office, France

IRD - French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, France

CAR-SPAW – The Regional Activity Center for the Protocol concerning Specially protected Areas for the wider Caribbean Region

National Park of Guadeloupe

French National Centre for Scientific Research (Délégation Paris B), France

Universities of West Indies – St. Augustine Campus Trinidad et Tobago

Ministry of Work, Transport, Coastal Protection Unit, Trinidad et Tobago

AEC - Association of Caribbean States, Trinidad et Tobago

CARICOOS, The Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System, Puerto Rico

Mona Geoinformatics Institute (UWI) Jamaica

Mona Informatix Limited Jamaica

Source of funding

Interreg Caribbean

Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 03 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Jul 13 2023

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