Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Defense: Experimental and Numerical Modeling

A webinar hosted by Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change - "Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Defense: Experimental and Numerical Modeling" - will be held on 13th July at 1700 (CEST)

During the last decades, millions of dollars have been spent on reducing consequences of extreme events and, to a lesser extent, on climate change adaptation in coastal areas. However, in the last few years, coastal managers have become interested in low environmental impact alternatives, or nature-based solutions (NBS), to protect the coast. In order to better understand how coastal ecosystems can protect the coast, a study was done to analyse the role of the three main vegetated ecosystems that extend along coastal areas: seagrasses, saltmarshes and mangrove forests. This webinar presents the results of different experimental and numerical studies, including new formulations and tools to predict how these ecosystems damp flow energy and can be applied in coastal defense policies as NBS.

  • Speaker: Maria Maza, IHCantabria – Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria,
  • Moderator: Prof. Nadia Pinardi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna and Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC)

Register for the webinar here. 

Event Properties

Event Date 13-07-2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 13-07-2020 6:00 pm