LIFE ADAPTA BLUES is a European project that reunites an international team of partners. Here you can know more about them.

IHCantabria was created in 2007 as a research centre jointly governed by the University of Cantabria and the Government of Cantabria. It is at the head of the coastal and oceanic engineering research institution in Spain and has participated in more than 1000 projects in up to 60 different countries. It gathers more than 140 researchers and scientist from different disciplines that address a wide variety of challenges in coastal engineering and environmental management. Among the main topics of research are the study of maritime climate, the risk associated to climate in coastal areas, the role of coastal ecosystems as natural coastal protection and carbon sinks and the development of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation in coastal areas.

Polytechnic of Leiria is a public higher education institution that develops its activity since 1980 in the field of education and research, providing several services to the community and extending its cooperation to the technical and cultural fields. Quality support services are assured by well-equipped and modern facilities, displaced along the 5 High Schools settled in Leiria and West region, and by 1.250 co-workers, whose more than 900 are professors (60% with PhD degree). Polytechnic of Leiria is clearly oriented towards applied research and finding solutions to specific real society and business problems, strongly connected to companies, trough research, developing projects or providing services. This RD&I ecosystem includes, among others, 5 schools, 15 RD&I centres and 4 competitiveness technology clusters (tecnologia (Cluster do Conhecimento e Economia do Mar; Cluster Agro-Industrial do Centro – InovCluster; Pólo Engineering & Tooling; Pólo TICE.PT).

The City Council of Figueira da Foz (CMFF) has 10 of its 14 administrative parishes facing directly to the sea or the Mondego estuary. This is illustrative of the high risk of flooding associated of the territory, and the importance that results achieved by the project may represent in the future. Figueira da Foz has several years of experience in cooperation activities. In the Climate Change domain, it has and still is carrying out funded projects either as sole beneficiary or as part of a regional or national partnership. As an example, the council designed a Municipal Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation within a national project (ClimAdaPT.Local) with representatives of local organizations, businesses and citizens. ClimCiv addresses an important issue where European citizenship should be fostered:  the adaptation strategies and policies to Climate Change to better anticipate the adverse effects of Climate Change and prevent or minimize its damage.

The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has over one million members, 4000 employees, operates in over 70 countries globally and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide. TNC operates in Europe since 2008 and has today offices in Berlin, Brussels and London with about 30 staff. Our strategies remain grounded in solid science, which shows that in order to bring society at large on a conservation pathway, we need to focus on protecting lands and waters on which all life depends; tackling climate change; providing food and water sustainably, building healthy cities, and connecting people and nature. These focal areas form the priorities of TNC’s shared conservation agenda.