Coastal Climate Change

Coastal Climate Change

Since  2003 the Spanish Office of Climate Change IH Cantabria has hired IH Cantbaria to study the impact of climate change along the coasts of Spain. The  group dedicated to this task has  developed and refined data, methodologies and tools for the assessment of impacts and identification of adaptation measures to respond to the needs of climate change in coastal areas considering scientific, technical and socio-economic variables related to climate variability and present and future climate change.

Within the coastal area the research carried out focuses on the risks of flooding and erosion and their impact on infrastructures, focusing on impacts and adaptation in coastal cities and in tourism. The methodologies and tools developed are being implemented in two European projects (THESEUS and COCONet) as well as throughout Latin America (projects for the United Nations and Inter-American Development Bank).

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