COPIL launch on January 17, 2019

COPIL launch on January 17, 2019

The INTERREG CARIB-COAST project was officially launched on January 17, 2019 at the Karibéa hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe. This project aims to develop an international approach to coastal risks. It is valued at three million euros and should be completed in 2020.

In the context of repeated cyclonic crises and rising sea levels, the CARIB-COAST project aims to initiate a Caribbean network for the prevention and crisis management of coastal risks linked to climate change.

This involves pooling, co-building and disseminating knowledge and approaches to coastal risk management in the Caribbean.

The project encompasses the whole of the insular Caribbean with a focus on the partner territories of the French West Indies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin alongside Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

In particular, it will provide a digital platform for modeling marine submersions, a network for monitoring and preventing coastal erosion based on nature-based solutions and operational risk management tools. coasts.

Benefiting from a broad partnership and piloted by the BRGM, this project is supported among others by the Association of Caribbean States (AEC) and the Caribbean Community Center on Climate Change (5C).

INTERREG CARAIBES 2014-2020 program

Led by the Guadeloupe region, which is its managing authority, INTERREG Caraïbes is a European program enabling Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique and Saint-Martin, French and European territories, to undertake cooperation actions with their neighbors in the Greater Caribbean, more than 35 countries in an area which encompasses in the North, Mexico, up to Venezuela in the South.