Operation CLIC Europe is a research and innovation application to the work programme: Disaster resilience and climate change, call reference H2020-DRS-9-2014. The call aims to transform the EU into a more globally active player in climate change (CC) adaptation and initiate coherent action across Europe.
The need for Operation CLIC Europe is shown by the importance of the coastal zone and its vulnerability and risk from CC impacts. Approximately 50% of Europe’s population live within 50km of the shoreline, and the coastal zone itself supports numerous key industries and activities. This includes high levels (€500-1000 bn) of infrastructural assets which are located within 0.5km of Europe’s coast.
The project will empower stakeholders / sectors with spatially and temporally scalable climate change visualisation, assessment and planning tools to foster proactive planning and informed decision-making throughout the EU’s coastal and marine territories, incorporating current research on science-based assessment and adaptation methodologies with state-of-the-art tools to visualise social and economic impact valuation. Metrics linked to EU initiatives and cross border issues on adaptation planning will result in a framework for a European Adaptation Planning System.
To address the aims of the call, the project will evaluate CC impacts, vulnerabilities, policies and risks to identify and assess the performance of adaptation measures. Assessing tools for cross-sectoral vulnerability and risk assessments, considering long-term climate change and extreme events for Europe, will provide a standard methodology addressing economic, social and environmental consequences resulting from planned adaptation measures. Active engagement/participation of stakeholders will yield state-of-the-art pan-European decision support tools and solutions for end-users to inform CC adaptation plans and implementation across Europe.
|Participant No||Participant organisation name*||Participant Short name||Country|
|1 (Coordinator)||University of Wales: Trinity Saint David||UWTSD||UK|
|2||University of Bremen - artec/MARUM/FEU||UniHB||Germany|
|3||ICETA - CIBIO-University of the Azores||ICETA||Portugal|
|5||University of Ulster||UU||UK|
|6||University College Cork||NUIC||Ireland|
|7||Desenvolvimento, Divulgação e Design Digital, Lda||DDDD||Portugal|
|8||Centro de Estudos e Desenvolvimento Regional e Urbano, Lda||CEDRU||Portugal|
|9||Universidad Pablo de Olavide||UPO||Spain|
|10||National Institute for Marine Geology and Geo-ecology, Romania||GeoEcoMar||Romania|
|11||University of Porto||UPorto-FEUP||Portugal|
|13||University of Thessaly||UTH||Greece|
|15||University of La Rochelle||LIENSs||France|
|16||University of Delaware||UD||USA|
|17||Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay||TLSB||UK|
If the proposal is successful, a Project Advisory Board (PAB) comprising senior scientists and policymakers will be established to monitor through meetings and reports the scientific quality and relevance of Operation CLIC Europe’s outcomes. The PAB will normally meet once a year usually combined with project meetings or workshops. Below is the list of people who have agreed to be members of the PAB.
Name: Jane Davidson
Reason: Former Welsh Government Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing.
Name: Dr Susanne Moser
Reason: Dr Susanne Moser, Director and Principal Researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting in Santa Cruz, California; Social Science Research Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University and a Research Associate at the University of California-Santa Cruz, Institute for Marine Sciences
Name: Dr Rolph Payet
Reason: Minister for Environment and Energy in the Seychelles, and an IPCC Lead Author and Nobel Lauréate
Name: Dr Luis Valdes
Reason: Head of Ocean Science at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)