European workshops framed in the H2020 SCORE project for climate change in coastal cities

On the 16th, 17th and 18th of May, one of the European workshops included in the project took place in Vilanova i la Geltrú. H2020 SCORE ( Smart control of the climate resilience of European Coastal Cities). The municipality is one of the European cities participating in the SCORE project to improve the resilience of coastal cities to the effects of climate change, through a CCLL (coastal city living lab ).

CCLLs are joint design and creation-oriented laboratories that validate ecosystem-based approaches (EbA) for climate change adaptation. Over the next three years, this CCLL will host several workshops with the active participation of local and regional actors representing the public, the public administration, the private sector and academia (4 helix).

In these first 3-day workshops with the different actors, we have begun to discuss the first impacts of climate change specific to the area that affect local and regional areas, as well as the possible most appropriate adaptation solutions.

Each day we worked on the following issues:

  • DAY 1) PROBLEM DEFINITION: Specific issues that the CCLL wants to address during the project taking into account its local context on climate change issues. Select, prioritize, and analyze past event data to model and review risk to control climate resilience.
  • DAY 2) STAKEHOLDERS AND BARRIERS: Define the vision and strategic objectives of the CCLL, identifying and mapping the stakeholders that will participate in the CCLL. Diagrams have also been made to collect reinforcing and difficult factors that affect the CCLL’s ability to achieve its vision and purposes among the participants in the workshops.

It has been explained by international experts how to start collecting data, analyzing and proposing strategies to solve the effects of phenomena such as sea level rise and extreme weather events, coming to show the first proposals for modeling a digital twin for the project municipalities. And these first visualizations of examples of digital twins have been assessed locally in the same workshop in the afternoon.

  • DAY 3) PILOT OPERATIONAL PLANS: visualize the operational plans and contextualize the activities in the CCLL. Define CCLL’s commitment to finally sign the agreement document.

The CCLL of Vilanova i la Geltrú / Province of Barcelona is led by ENT with the support of Vilanova i la Geltrú City Council and Barcelona Provincial Council, and Neàpolis also participates by bringing technological experience to the sessions.

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Overall, the SCORE project has a duration of four years and involves 28 partners (institutions, research centers and universities) representing 10 European cities, with a global endowment of 10 million euros. Apart from Vilanova i la Geltrú, the cities that are part of the program are Sligo and Dublin (Ireland), Lisbon (Portugal), Massa (Italy), Koper (Slovenia), Bilbao and Alicante (Spain), Gdansk (Poland) and Samsun (Turkey).