Home Database Research and knowledge projects Development of tools to prevent and manage geological risks in the coasts linked to climate change

Development of tools to prevent and manage geological risks in the coasts linked to climate change (RISKCOAST)


RISKCOAST promotes innovation to face a set of threatens linked to climate change: landslides, field subsidence due to the intense exploitation of aquifers during droughts, erosion and loss of soil after torrents, erosion of sandy coasts and delta regression. The project offers a whole vision of risks, which affect in particular the coasts of the Sudoe territory (Southwest Europe), by taking into account the hydrological basin.

RISKCOAST proposes a set of natural renovation measures, adapted to every risk and territory, respecting environmental protection measures and a minimum impact on ecosystems. For this purpose, RISKCOAST provides strategies for a more coordinated and efficient management of risks based on emergency management: prevention, response, renovation and validation through participative simulacrums. The project promotes the creation of a participative platform to improve the communication between the scientific community and society.

Expected Results include:

  • A tool to support the prevention and the design of early alert systems based on specific mapping of danger, vulnerability and risk and continuous monitoring.
  • Improvement of action and cooperation protocols to face emergencies with developed tools.
  • Design of adapted measures for coasts rehabilitation.
  • Guidelines for coastal disaster management.

Project information


Technologic Centre of Telecommunication of Catalonia, Spain


Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Asitec, Urban Planning and Environment Engineering, Spain

University of Granada, Spain

Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Planning, France

BRGM, national geologic Service, Nouvell Aquitaine regional office

Source of funding

2014 - 2020 INTERREG VB South West Europe

Published in Climate-ADAPT Nov 24 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Nov 01 2022

Document Actions