Caribbean network for coastal risks related with climate change

To pool, co-construct and disseminate approaches to monitoring, coastal risk prevention and adaptation to climate change.

CARIB-COAST is an international project lead by the BRGM.

Its ambition is to pool, co-construct and disseminate approaches to monitoring, coastal risk prevention and adaptation to climate change.

Further informations on the project

Mutualiser

Co-construire

Diffuser

Monitoring approaches, coastal risk prevention and adaptation to climate change

Preventing risks

Exposed to extreme cyclonic events and gradual sea-level rise associated with climate change, Caribbean coastlines are subject to hazards such as coastal erosion and marine submersion.

La Richer, Martinique

Securing the coastline

The associated risks concern above all the safety of property and populations, but also the tourism economy linked to the maintenance of beaches and the natural heritage of these interface environments, rich in biodiversity (mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass).

Pointe Marin – Martinique

Local and international partnerships

The CARIB-COAST project benefits from an international partnership including community partners: BRGM, IFREMER, ONF, IRD, CAR-SPAW and CNRS and extra-community partners: UWI, IMA, Ministry of Labour and Transport in Trinidad & Tobago, CARICOOS in Puerto-Rico, MonaGIS in Jamaica and the ACS.

Understand, be informed & act

WP2 – Coastal hydrodynamics

Implementation of a hydrodynamics modelling platform, based on a Caribbean measurement network, for the simulation of current and future hazards.

WP2 – Coastal hydrodynamics

WP3 – Coastal Erosion

Development of a Caribbean Coastal Erosion Monitoring and Mitigation Network using natural ecosystems

 

WP3 – Coastal Erosion

WP4 – Decision support tools

Development of tools for decision support, exchange, training and awareness-raising among Caribbean actors.

WP4 – Decision support tools