COAST (Coastal OceAn SusTainability in Changing Climate) project focuses on the sustainability of the coastal ocean under the impacts of ongoing and projected climate variability and change. The project addresses impacts of climate change and increased human activity on coastal zones by integrating the natural and social domains of the coastal ocean and tracking how changes will affect the use and the infrastructure of today and in different scenarios for the future. We will assess the impact on human communities in view of their ability to adjust to long-term change in terms of policy-making, legislation, and business development and survival rates.
The project will be carried out by international and multidisciplinary team of natural scientists (IORAS, FURG, IGE, and KAUST), social scientists (GWU and IEPRAS), NGO and in-kind partners and stakeholders from different industries representing Russia, Brazil, France, Saudi Arabia and USA. This ensures the development of society-relevant recommendations and environmentally friendly business solutions for ocean coastal areas.