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Project overview

Resilience Guard is part of a team developing tools and applications that enable a more resilient and inclusive society in coastal regions via better-informed and integrated seascape management. These tools focus on Climate-Informed Maritime Spatial Planning and integrated seascape management, all aiming to contribute to a resilient and inclusive Blue Economy. The central concept is to collect, harmonize, and curate existing climate data services, making data accessible, reusable, and interoperable for developing local adaptation strategies.

We will lead one vital work package which aims to develop a CC risk and hazard risk assessment platform with integrated EO and spatial data platform as part of the Multi-level governance platform for coastal regions and a Decision Support System for better integrating Urban and Maritime Spatial Planning with Climate Adaptation Planning in order to facilitate decision-makers.

The project has received funding from the EU HE Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement 101112919.

Project description

The 32-months OCEANIDS project, 'User-driven applications and tools for Climate-Informed Maritime Spatial Planning and integrated seascape management, towards a resilient & inclusive Blue Economy' (start date December 2023), aims at building user-driven applications and tools, which act as an enabling technological layer for regional authorities & stakeholders in order to achieve a more resilient and inclusive systemic pathway to a Blue Economy in coastal regions. Brining spatial and non-spatial data & services under a single-access window platform for Climate-Informed Maritime Spatial Planning (CI-MSP), the project will allow a more integrated seascape management of coastal regions. The project delivers a Decision Support tool (the OCEANIDS Decision Support Platform - O-DSP), with an over-arching target to collect, harmonise and curate existing climate data services, making data accessible, reusable and interoperable for the development of local adaptation strategies. OCEANIDS facilitates access to knowledge, data & digital services critical for better understanding and managing climate risks, enhancing adaptive capacities and sup-porting transformative innovations.

In addition, OCEANIDS sees inclusivity as an enabling, and required, factor towards a Blue Economy. The project has a strong focus on behavioural change, both on individual as well as on a systemic level, en-abling participating regions and communities to better understand and use potential social tipping points and systemic leverage points to accelerate transformative changes towards climate resilience. To achieve this, it promotes inclusive and deliberative governance through meaningful engagement and dialogue between citizens and stakeholders. This will be achieved using case-specific tools (i.e. ephemeral social networks) leveraging local citizens assemblies for bot-tom up deliberation, cultivating a culture of civic engagement, thus empowering individuals to take action in their own communities. Finally, the project will contribute to mobilising sustainable finance and resources towards adaptation at scale and closing climate protection gap.

Project goals

STO-1 Identify all key stakeholders related to the final tools and applications of OCEANIDS

STO-2 Perform an in-depth gap analysis in the root causes of poor data consumption and applications uptake by regional stakeholders

STO-3 Social innovation – Develop a citizen engagement framework allowing multi participatory and co-creation towards a more inclusive society

STO-4 Identify the use of New Earth observation (EO) data services requirements & specifications

STO-5 Climatic models, forecasting & Meteorological models curation & quantitative environmental impact assessment in coastal regions

STO-6 Develop a platform for assessing the impacts and risks of climate change on key community systems, as highlighted in the Mission Implementation Plan, including multi-hazard assessment

STO-7 Develop an integrated EO and spatial data platform (single-access window) for CC-related data and services for regional stakeholders

STO-8 Develop a DSS towards enabling CI-MSP in coastal regions

STO-9 Deploy the OCEANIDS tools, modules, applications, and platforms on operational infrastructure in a modular, re-usable and user-friendly way

STO-10 Ensure project results replication in other regions, dissemination of result to a wide audience and sustainability of the approach in real-life conditions

STO-11 Liaising with other EU projects & initiatives & lessons learned

Our input

Resilience Guard GmbH has been appointed to lead the most vital work package of the project. We will be responsible for the development of the Hazard Risk and CC Impact Assessment Platform. This aims to develop a system enabling regional stakeholders to understand the effect of various planning options in response to climate change scenarios, particularly focusing on quantifying the impact in coastal areas. The task will result in the design and implementation of a risk assessment platform serving as a Decision Support System (DSS) for multi-hazard planning and response. The outcomes will inform further platform development and contribute to decision-making processes regarding climate change impacts.

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