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Ports and Coasts at Threat

Ports and Coasts at Threat

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 -
09:00 to 10:30

Ports and coasts are under threat due increased hydro-meteorological hazards and large investment, which increase the consequences. These include direct damage to infrastructure, but also indirect damage, as supply lines are disrupted. Impacts also concern the environment, societal and cultural assets. This workshop will introduce EU projects RISC-KIT and PEARL and work from German projects, and show how the integration of natural, socio-cultural, economic, ecologic and political research enhances resilience and reduces risks for the ports and estuaries of Kiel, Hamburg and Bremen.

Moderator: Mary Papaschinopoulou (IHK Nord, Brussels - Belgium)


  1. Ms. Eleni Manoli, DG Research and Innovation, Research Programme Officer, on EU-funded research on coastal natural hazards and vulnerability reduction
  2. Dr. Grit Martinez, Ecologic Institute, DE, WP leader RISC-KIT on socio-cultural aspects in the RISK-KIT project and the example of the Kiel Fjord
  3. Ms. Natasa Manojlovic, TUHH, DE, PEARL WP leader on case study areas and on the German case study (The Elbe  Estuary).
  4. Robert Howe ,Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, Technical CEO – Resilience of port infrastructure

Panel discussion with speakers and coordinators.

Deltares, Delft, Netherlands
UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands
Hamburg Institute of International Economics