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SCORE – Smart Control Of the climate Resilience in European coastal cities

European Commission: Call: H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020; Topic: LC-CLA-13-2020

Grant Agreement no.: 101003534

Project duration: 1. 7. 2021–30. 6. 2025

Project holder: Atlantic Technological University, Sligo, Ireland

Project leader: Dr Salem Gharbia

Participating institute at ZRS Koper: Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies

Co-ordinator of the project at ZRS Koper: Cécil Meulenberg, PhD

Partner organisations:

  • Atlantic Technological University, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland – I.t.s. (lead partner)
  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies B.v.
  • Universitá di Pisa, Italy
  • University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork
  • Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Laboratorio di Monitoraggio e Modellistica Ambientale per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile – Lamma
  • Sligo County Council, Ireland
  • Naider Analisis y Accion Socioeconomica Sl
  • Uniwersytet Gdanski, Poland
  • B.I. S.r.l.
  • Oarsoaldea S.a.
  • Municipio de Oeiras
  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin
  • Red S.p.a
  • Samsun Universitesi
  • Diputacion de Barcelona, Spain
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • Euronovia
  • Science and Research Centre Koper, Slovenia
  • Serveis de Suport a la Gestio Sl
  • Tero Monoprosopi Ike
  • Technicka Univerzita v Kosiciach
  • Pro Ge Com S.r.l.
  • Erinn Innovation Limited
  • Associacao do Instituto Superior Tecnico Para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimento
  • Ajuntament de Vilanova I La Geltru
  • European Network of Living Labs Ivzw
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

The overall aim of SCORE is to design, develop, monitor and validate robust adaptation measures in coastal and low-lying areas to protect them from increasing climate and sea level risks, including coastal flooding and erosion, to enhance their overall long-term resilience.

SCORE outlines a co-creation strategy, developed via a network of 10 coastal city ‘living labs’ (CCLLs), to rapidly, equitably and sustainably enhance coastal city climate resilience through Ecosystem-Based Approach (EBAs) and sophisticated digital technologies. SCORE will establish an integrated coastal zone management framework for strengthening EBA and smart coastal city policies, creating European leadership in coastal city climate change adaptation in line with The Paris Agreement.

SCORE will involve citizen science in providing prototype coastal city early-warning systems and will enable smart, instant monitoring and control of climate resilience in European coastal cities through open, accessible spatial ‘digital twin’ tools.

SCORE will provide innovative platforms to empower stakeholders’ deployment of EBAs to increase climate resilience, business opportunities and financial sustainability of coastal cities.

The SCORE interdisciplinary team consists of 28 world-leading organisations from academia, local authorities, RPOs, and SMEs encompassing a wide range of skills including environmental science and policy, climate modelling, citizen and social science, data management, coastal management and engineering, security and technological aspects of smart sensing research.

Through SCORE, ZRS Koper will develop a CCLL and prepare a resilient adaptation plan for the historic town of Piran.

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