SAVEMEDCOASTS-2 – Sea Level Rise Scenarios along the Mediterranean Coasts

This project aims to respond to the need for prevention from natural disasters in Mediterranean coastal caused by the combined impact of sea level rise (SLR) and land subsidence (LS) in the major river deltas, lagoons and reclamation areas previously identified in the SAVEMEDCOASTS project, being the coastal zones most exposed to flooding of the Mediterranean region.

24 months from 02/12/2019 to 02/07/2022
Funded by
  • European Commission, DG ECHO

Coordinating organization
  • INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager

General aims

General Aims
SAVEMEDCOASTS-2 is aimed at integrating climate change scenarios into disaster risk assessment and disaster risk management of the most exposed river deltas and lagoons of the Mediterranean Region so to increase the availability and use of scientific knowledge on disaster, as explicitly stated in the new upcoming Union Civil Protection Mechanism, by developing 1) multi-hazard approach for risk assessment, and 2) macro-regional risk assessment integrating climate change scenarios including cascading impacts.

Partner of the project

Expected results

Improved knowledge base on disaster risk assessment and facilitate the sharing of scientific knowledge and information on climate-change scenarios, including among Member States that share common risks;

Enhanced understanding of current/future coastal conditions to support civil protection planning and improve disaster risk reduction;

Enhanced information and improved databases for risk assessments;

Community’s knowledge transfer favored by raising their awareness and their capability to adapt to climate change effects which allows transferring part of the ownership of climate change governance to local communities;

Increased cooperation amongst geosciences, civil protection, epidemiologists and decision-makers, favoring the creation of a cross-border network and introducing new practices to approach key actors, decision-makers, and stakeholders to the understating and use of information and methods, normally restricted to the scientific community;

Education on natural hazard in targeted communities living in subsiding deltas at high risk of flooding.


WP1: Project management

WP2: Land subsidence and sea level rise projections

WP3: Mapping coastal zones

WP4: Flooding scenarios and cascading effects: definition and assessment

WP5: Multi risk analysis and socio economic assessment of SLR

WP6: Improving an online mapping platform to share information on flooding scenarios

WP7: Stakeholder analysis

WP8: Integration of risk assessment in the adaptation plans

WP9: KnowRiskFlood Communication campaign for coastal communities, Dissemination and Capitalization


INGV – Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
AUTH – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Special Account of Research Funds
CGIAM – Centro di Geomorfologia Integrata per l’Area del Mediterraneo
CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
CTTC – Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya Remote Sensing Department
COV – Municipality of Venice
FARBAS – Fondazione Ambiente Ricerca della BASilicata


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