Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal Regions

  • Partners: around 15 partners including SINTEF, TUHH, Max Planck Inst, DHI etc
  • Donor: European Commission - Research Executive Agency
  • Donor Programme: Seventh Framework Programme of European Commission - Cooperation programme

The main goal of PEARL is to develop adaptive, sociotechnical risk management strategies and measures against extreme hydro-meteorological events minimising social, economic and environmental impacts and increasing the resilience of coastal communities. PEARL brings together world leading expertise in both the domain of hydro-engineering and risk reduction and management services to pool knowledge and practical experience in order to develop more resilient and adaptive risk management solutions for coastal communities focusing on present and projected extreme hydro-meteorological events. The project will examine 7 case studies from across the EU and 5 case studies from outside the EU (2 case studies from the Caribbean and 3 from Asia) to develop a holistic risk reduction framework that can identify multi-stressor risk assessment, risk cascading processes and strengthen risk governance by enabling an active role for key actors.

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