Adaptation to climate change through management and restoration of European estuarine ecosystems
Coastal areas are vulnerable to many climate change effects like sea level rise. This is especially important in Europe, where many people live within the coast.
Nature-based solutions take advantage of nature’s own resources to provide a sustainable alternative to traditional coast defence strategies like dykes.
The LIFE ADAPTA BLUES project aims to demonstrate onstudies estuarine ecosystems to enhance the adaptation to climate change of European Atlantic coastal areas.
Estuary Ecosystems can increase adaptation to climate change in coastal areas by promoting community support, helping to improve services such as fishing.
The ADAPTA BLUES project already has a brochure to show the problem targeted by the project and its goals. The brochure is available at the four languages of the project: English, Spanish, German and Portuguese. English Spanish German Portuguese
The analysis of the climate change ecosystem services provided by estuarine communities started last summer. Field works to quantify the carbon sequestration have been developed in different estuarine areas. For each estuarine representative habitat, sediment cores were extracted and now the carbon stocks and burial rates are being measured.
The ADAPTA BLUES project was formally launched on September, 30th, in the kick off meeting held in Santander with the presentation of the four partners (IHCantabria, IPLeiria, TNC Europe and Figueira da Foz Council). The partnership reviewed all the project actions and the involvement of each partner in each one. Administrative procedures and financial issues [...]
In the fight against climate change there are two strategies: • Mitigation is to reduce the causes of climate change. Its goal is to avoid human interference in the climate and allow ecosystems to adapt [...]
The LIFE Adaptablues project has vegetated estuary ecosystems (EVE) to reduce the impact of climate change on coastal areas.
The LIFE Adaptablues project has vegetated estuary ecosystems (EVE) to reduce the impact of climate change on coastal areas. However, European estuaries are threatened by factors of human origin. ➡️ Land reclamation ➡️ Eutrophication ➡️ Propagation of invasive [...]
Traditional coastal defenses, so far, have consisted of constructions such as dikes or breakwaters but…
Traditional coastal defenses, so far, have consisted of constructions such as dikes or breakwaters. Now, coastal managers around the world are considering alternatives that take advantage of processes and species natural resources contributed by coastal [...]
Did you know that in Europe one in five people live ten kilometers or less from the coast? Many areas with high population density are built below sea level. Therefore, the expected effects of climate [...]
You've heard a lot about Climate Change, but what is it? It is the main threat of our times, as evidenced by different evidences. Places around the world currently experience temperature increases, extreme weather events, [...]
The Life Adaptablues project is based on studying how to take advantage of solutions based on nature
The Life Adaptablues project is based on studying how to take advantage of solutions based on nature and natural resources as an alternative to coastal defense strategies.