The EcosHaz project aims to establish a sustainable knowledge framework addressing the costs and benefits of prevention and response to coastal hazards such as flooding, shoreline erosion, storm surges, sea level rise and oil spill accidents. Until now, investment decisions in Europe in this field have been made more on local or regional 'pork barrel' political imperatives than on logical risk assessments. The EcosHaz project intends to overcome some these limitations and weaknesses by:
This presentation by Prof Edmund Penning-Rowsell, filmed at the University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, details FHRC's involvement in EcosHaz.
Partners within the consortium are Sigma Consultants, Greece; the University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain; the Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, UK ; the Maritime Institute in Gdansk, Poland; the Department of Economic Theory at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and the Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy.
More information, including on the European partners in this project, is available at the EcosHaz website.
2015 – 2016
FHRC Project Manager:
Professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell