Monitoring Database for Strengthening the Coastal Zone Resilience to Risks 2016-05-27 18:12:17
Coastal zones are highly dynamic environments. The action of the waves, tides and atmospheric dynamics produce energy needed to trigger processes of erosion and transport of geological materials that make up the border between the continental zone and the sea. Morphological reconfiguration occurs daily, being more expressive after a few years or decades of change or after the occurrence of strong storms.
The scarcity, difficulties of access, lack of quality, clutter or total absence of data relating to the evolution of the coast, collected and interpreted with some regularity, is one of the biggest weaknesses in the coastal zones management, because it prevents the understanding of their evolution and complicates the application of predictive models that support decision-making in a perspective of adaptability to climate change. Thus, has been the defence interventions which, in most cases, have an emergency character, impeding the optimization of resources spent in order to repair any environmental, economic or social damage.
This project, as a global goal, aims to create local structures monitoring data collection, storage and promote global sharing of this information with use of information technologies. Thus, it is intended to create an important data collection to supporting the decision-making processes as well as the increase of scientific research, related to this important region.
Lead partner
Intermunicipal Community of Alto Minho » Portugal

Atributo Business Center » Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo » Portugal

Partners searched


  • Espanha
  • França
  • Irlanda
  • Reino Unido
Contact person
José Martins
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