SAFECOAST - Final synthesis report of the SafeCoast project
This is the Final synthesis report of the SafeCoast project. Since the early nineties of last century coastal managers responsible for coastal defence and management in five North Sea countries (United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium) have come together in the North Sea Coastal Managers Group (NSCMG). Safecoastâ€™s aim was to learn from each other by discussing our different contexts and approaches to coastal flood and erosion risk management. In project Safecoast the following was pursued: # Utilise tools like scenario analysis(climate change and future land use) # Search for best practices in risk assessment (flood and erosion risk assessments) # Identify promising approaches (looking â€˜outside the boxâ€™ for measures to prevent or cope with coastal flooding and erosion) # Informing our societies about the challenges related to managing coastal flood and erosion risks) Recommendations were drafted towards different audiences: Policy and management, as well as the Research communities.