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RADOST Abschlussbericht

und 5. RADOST-Jahresbericht
After five years of research and dialog about climate change and adaptation along the German Baltic Sea coast, the RADOST project (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast) presents its most important findings in this final report. Thanks to a joint effort between research institutions, businesses, public administrations, and civil society, adaptation strategies and measures were developed. The final report is available for download. Read more

Ecologic Institute's Maritime Projects at the Public Day at European Maritime Day (EMD) 2014

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18 May 2014
Bremen
Germany
During the European Maritime Day (EMD) more than 1000 participants from politics, economy, science, and NGOs, the seventh EMD centered on the question of sustainable use of seas and oceans. Ecologic Institute, presented by Dr. Grit Martinez, Susanne Altvater, and Dr. Nico Stelljes presented research results and discussed the results with locals from Bremen and the surrounding region. Read more

Socio-Cultural Aspects in the RISC-KIT Project and the Example of the Kiel Fjord

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20 May 2014
Bremen
Germany
At the European Maritime Day in Bremen (EMD) on 20 May Dr. Grit Martinez, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute presented the first results of a multidisciplinary research endeavor on socio-cultural aspects regarding resilience, preparedness and action to risks at European coast. The research is part of the EU FP7 Collaborative project RISC-KIT (Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts-Toolkit, duration 2013-2017).Read more

Europe Beyond Aid (EBA)

October 2013 to December 2013

The project reviewed European environmental performance based on the Commitment to Development Index, which is annually published by the Center for Global Development. After assessing the indicators used in the Index and considering the policies of relevance, the Ecologic Institute developed policy recommendations at the national and European levels for improving environment and development.

The project Europe Beyond Aid reviewed European environmental performance based on the Commitment to Development Index, which is annually published by the Center for Global Development. AfterRead more

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Marine Messages

Our seas, our future — moving towards a new understanding

Even though Europe's seas contribute highly to our economic and social well-being by offering a diverse array of species, habitats and ecosystems, they are threatened by human activities. In order to protect Europe's seas from irreversible damage the European Environment Agency (EEA) published 'Marine messages' that gives an overview of the current state-of-affairs of European seas and our use of them. Benjamin Boteler and Dr. Manuel Lago from the Ecologic Institute contributed to this report. The brochure is available for download.Read more

RADOST Final Conference

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1 April 2014 to 2 April 2014
Rostock

The RADOST project ("Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast") has intensely dealt with climate change, its consequences, and adaptation possibilities for the Baltic Sea coast over the last four and a half years. The final conference took place in the Rostock City Hall from 1 to 2 April 2014, before the project ends this year.

During the conference,...Read more

Problematik der Binnenentwässerung sowie Konflikte bei der planerischen Steuerung von Flächen zur Klei- und Sandgewinnung

Case study "Aurich district"
This case study documents the knowledge gained in the case study of the "Aurich district". The "problem of inland drainage" and "conflicts in the planning control of land for clay and sand extraction" are the main focus points of this case study. The aim of the project KüstenKlima in the district of Aurich was to identify together with the relevant local actors ways to resolve possible conflicts of objectives and to discuss synergies. Reciprocal interactions were taken into account with other matters. The case study is available for download.Read more

Integrated Management of Coastal Areas in the Face of Climate Change Adaptation

January 2013 to November 2014

Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICM) is a socio environmental issue of increasing importance. In the face of fisheries collapse, climate change and increasing human pressure on marine coastal ecosystems, multi-stakeholder management of the world's coasts is vital to conservation and sustainable exploitation of coasts.

The ICM project aims to gauge Member States' knowledge about ICM and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and provide the most up-to-date research and data with specific attention to climate change adaptation in coastal areas. It also sets out to identifyRead more

Marine Litter in the Baltic Sea: Challenges and Opportunities - Introduction

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At the workshop "Marine litter in the Baltic Sea: challenges and opportunities" on 14. November 2013, Susanne Altvater gave an introductory presentation on marine litter in the Baltic Sea and introduced the project CleanSea. The presentation slides are available for download.

The workshop was organized as part of the CleanSea project. CleanSea is a European multidisciplinary research project, which aims to assist Member States and other stakeholders with an improved knowledge base, as well as methods and toolsRead more

Marine Litter in the Baltic Sea: Challenges and Opportunities (CleanSea Discussion)

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14 November 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 14 November 2013, a workshop on marine litter in the Baltic Sea took place at the Ecologic Institute's offices in Berlin. Susanne Altvater, a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an introductory presentationon on the topic and on the Clean Sea project in general to German representatives of the relevant industries. Subsequently Matthias Mossbauer presented the first results of the...Read more

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