Governing climate change adaptation at the Baltic Sea Coast

The objective of GoCoase is to evaluate different adaptation paths to climate change impacts on the German Baltic Sea coast at the regional level. Rising sea level and increasing frequency of extreme events increase the likelihood of storm-generated floods that are the most common and widespread of all natural hazards which imperil coastal stretches worldwide. Existing as well as expanding urban agglomerations on the coast, growing natural resource exploitation and higher concentration of industrial, logistic and transport facilities and other infrastructure (i.e. offshore wind farms) in near-shore waters increasingly expose human populations, critical infrastructure and other assets to these natural hazards. Against this background, GoCoase will develop adaptation scenarios together with local and regional stakeholders comprising both coastal protection infrastructure as well as near-shore land use changes.

Factsheets on climate change adaptation and coastal protection developed as part of the project can be found here (only available in German).

Duration:     08/2018-12/2021
Funding:     Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Partners:     Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Landschaftsökonomie (TUB); Leibniz Universität Hannover, Franzius-Institut für Wasserbau, Ästuar- und Küsteningenieurwesen (FI); EUCC – Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V., Rostock-Warnemünde
Contakt:     Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz und Andrea Wunsch