The COASTGAP toolbox of Best Practices

 for the coastal survey & management

 

COASTGAP project capitalized 12 Best Practices coming from 9 projects, producing a tailor-made toolbox of Best Practices for the coastal governance & adaptation policies aimed to reduce risk along MED coastal zones and foster their sustainable development.

The 9 capitalized Best Practices with a technical purpose have been organized on a practical toolbox now available online to all MED Public Administrations dealing with coastal planning and management, and to each MED stakeholder living on the MED coastal territories.

 

The COASTGAP toolbox of Best Practices
for the coastal survey & management


 BP1: EIA Guidelines

 BP2: SICELL

 BP4: ART.8 Methodology

 BP6: SDI and GEOPORTAL

 BP7: COFLERMAP

 BP9: Coastal Observatory

 BP10: DIVA Model

 BP11: Webcam Network

 BP12: DSS for Defence Planning

 


 

BP1: The Guidelines for Environmental Impact Studies (EIS)

Originally arranged by ISPRA for Lazio Region during COASTANCE Project (MED Programme), they aim at supporting the European Public Administrations in charge with coastal defense and management planning for the arrangement of the Environmental Impact Studies related to coastal defense works, and also the offices in charge with the environmental assessment of these coastal defense and management works and plans (EIA and SEA procedures). The Guidelines propose a methodology, a classification of categories for coastal defense works, a synthesis of the effects of coastal works on the marine-coastal environment, and a list of classification criteria for habitats and protected species. Moreover, the Guidelines provide the conceptual model -structure, impact, habitat- whose aim is to identify the expected stress for each type of coastal defense structure and for each habitat category, and related habitat types and fauna categories.

 

Lazio Region

Directorate for Infrastructures, Environment and Housing Policies

Area for Soil Defence and Reclamation

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BP1: The EIA Guidelines of COASTANCE project

 

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in Emilia-Romagna (IT)

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in Hérault (FR)

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in East-Macedonia and Thrace (GR)

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in Crete (GR)

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in Cyprus (CY)

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in Valencia (SP)

CAP-BP1: The EIA Guidelines in Split-Dalmatia (HR)

 

 

BP2: The Littoral Cell Management System (SICELL)

Originally developed by Emilia-Romagna Region in the framework of the COASTANCE Project (MED Programme), is a database designed to support Public Authorities on coastal management along stretches of coastline. At the same time, it provides an overview of the actions put in place to secure the protection and health status of the regional coastline, through continual upgrades. It is a useful support tool to regional coastal management and provides a data base for the drafting of sediment management plans and interventions designed to fight erosion.

 

Emilia-Romagna Region

General Directorate for Environment, Soil and CoastProtection

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BP2: The SICELL of COASTANCE project

 

CAP-BP2: The SICELL in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP2: The SICELL in Cyprus (CY)

CAP-BP2: The SICELL in France

CAP-BP2: The SICELL in Hérault (FR)

CAP-BP2: The SICELL in East-Macedonia and Thrace (GR)

CAP-BP2: The SICELL in Tuscany (IT)

 

 

BP4: ART.8 Methodology

The Article 8 of the Protocol on ICZM clearly stipulates the establishment of a 100 meter coastal setback zone as the agreed principle (measure) that plays an important role in the preservation of natural habitats, landscapes, natural resources and ecosystems. The assessment of Art. 8 application, developed by Emilia-Romagna Region during the SHAPE Project (IPA Programme), proposes a methodology for the individuation of possible measures for the application of the ICZM Protocol, with a specific focus on a coastal set-back zone.

 

Emilia-Romagna Region

General Directorate for Environment, Soil and CoastProtection

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BP4: The ART.8 of SHAPE Project

 

CAP-BP4: The ART.8 Methodology in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP4: The ART.8 Methodology in Liguria (IT)

CAP-BP4: The ART.8 Methodology in Hérault (FR)

 

 

BP6: SDI and GEOPORTAL

The Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and Geoportal for ICZM is a tool for spatial data sharing and distribution to support coastal monitoring and Integrated Coastal Zone Management, developed in the context of the PEGASO Project (EU FP7 Programme). The implementation of the SDI, following the INSPIRE Directive principles for data sharing, allows the organization and standardization of multiple source spatial data in a on-line infrastructure that further enhances dissemination to end users and interested parties through an interactive viewer.

 

Universidad Pablo Olavide de Sevilla

Area of Physical Geography

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BP6: The SDI and Geoportal of FP7 PEGASO Project (IT)

 

CAP-BP6: The SDI and Geoportal for ICZM in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP6: The SDI and Geoportal for ICZM in Emilia-Romagna (IT)

CAP-BP6: The SDI and Geoportal for ICZM in Liguria (IT)

 

 

BP7: COFLERMAP

The COFLERMAP Risk Model is a suitable model for the coastal hazard/risk mapping representation according to the Flood Directive 2007/60/EC. The concept of the model was developed during the MAREMED Project (MED Programme) by Lazio Region. The model concerns risk mapping i.e. the methodologies to cross basic territorial data (hazard, exposed values, morphology) among them, in order to achieve a geographic and quantitative distribution of risk, compliant with Flood Directive requests.

 

Lazio Region

Directorate for Infrastructures, Environment and Housing Policies

Area for Soil Defence and Reclamation

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BP7: The COFLERMAP Risk Model of MAREMED Project

 

CAP-BP7: The COFLERMAP Risk Model in East-Macedonia and Thrace (GR)

CAP-BP7: The COFLERMAP Risk Model in Crete (GR)

CAP-BP7: The COFLERMAP Risk Model in Tuscany (IT)

CAP-BP7: The COFLERMAP Risk Model in Valencia (SP)

 

 
 

BP9: Coastal Observatory

ResMar Project ("Maritime" Italy/France Programme) created a cross-border centre for the study of littoral dynamics, involving Sardinia and Tuscany Regions, the first core of a Coastal Observatory. The structure of this Coastal Observatory, consisting of a network of stakeholders and coastal observatories which discuss and develop shared methodologies for collecting and analysing data, it's the Best Practice proposed by Tuscany Region.

 

Tuscany Region

General Directorate for Territorial and Environmental Policies – Sector for Protection and Valorisation of Coastal Area and Marine Environment

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BP9: The Coastal Observatory of ResMar Project

 

CAP-BP9: The Coastal Observatory in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP9: The Coastal Observatory in Liguria (IT)

 

 

BP10: DIVA Model

The DIVA model is a global integrated model of coastal systems that assesses biophysical and socio-economic impacts of sea-level rise and socio-economic development.During the COMPASS Project (FP7 Programme), an updated version of the DIVA database, specifically for the European Union coastal nations has been developed. This new database, the Euro-DIVA database, will serve as the basis for the customisation of the application and downscaling of DIVA for the EU Mediterranean region.

 

Christian-Albrechts University Kiel

Institute of Geography

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BP10: The DIVA model of COMPASS Project

 

CAP-BP10: The DIVA model in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP10: The DIVA model in Emilia-Romagna (IT)

 

  

BP11: Webcam Network

Video monitoring allows to study coastal environment in a continuative and automatic way, representing a very useful tool to analyse the nearshore processes over a wide temporal range. In the ResMar Project ("Maritime" Italy/France Programme) an innovative and useful video monitoring method was introduced: video monitoring was indeed applied contemporaneously to different sites, ensuring wide spatial coverage and creating a Webcam Network in order to study and manage beach images all at the same time, thus guaranteeing a good temporal coverage and a rationale employment of resources in coastal monitoring management.

 

Liguria Region

Territorial Planning Department

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BP11: The Webcam Network of ResMar Project

 

CAP-BP11: The Webcam Network in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP11: The Webcam Network in Tuscany (IT)

 

 

BP12: DSS for Defence Planning

This tool coming from THESEUS project (FP7 Programme) concerns the development and evaluation of innovative technologies to protect European coasts again the threats they have to face: flooding, erosion, deterioration of the environment, all in the perspective of a possible climate change. They consist in a book of Guidelines describing good adaptation strategies and a Decision Support System (DSS) to quickly and roughly evaluate the benefits of a mitigation option or a combination of options.

 

Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risk, Environment, Mobility and Management (CEREMA)

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BP12: The Decision Support System (DSS) of THESEUS project

 

CAP-BP12: The Decision Support System (DSS) in Lazio (IT)

CAP-BP12: The Decision Support System (DSS) in Hérault (FR)

 

 

 

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