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BaltCICA - Summer School: Climate change in cities and city regions – Time to adapt? in Hamburg

The Summer School is an exciting opportunity for master students, young researchers and practitioners to get in touch with a research community of the BaltCICA project with focus on climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region and especially in Hamburg. During the Summer School you will get hands-on seminars and experiences on impacts of climate change in Hamburg and how the latest scientific knowledge is transferred into innovative adaptation measures.

The summer school takes place 26th - 30th September 2011 at the HafenCity University Hamburg. Register latest by May 31st 2011.

The full programme and information about practicalities you can find at www.baltcica.org.

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Project acronym: BaltCICA

Project title: Climate Change: Impacts, Costs and Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

Application call: 1

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

Project website: www.baltcica.org

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Lead Partner:

Geologian Tutkimuskeskus
Betonimiehenkuja 5
02151 Espoo
FI
Johannes Klein
E-mail: johannes.klein@gtk.fi
Phone: +358 50 550 2628
Fax: +358 20 550 12

Project Manager:

Geologian Tutkimuskeskus
Betonimiehenkuja 5
02151 Espoo
FI
Philipp Schmidt-Thomé
E-mail: philipp.schmidt-thome@gtk.fi
Phone: +358 20 550 2163
Fax: +358 20 550 12


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Summary description of the project:

Background

The BaltCICA Project is designed to focus on the most imminent problems that climate change is likely to cause in the Baltic Sea Region. The concentration of large parts of the population and many larger cities in coastal areas make the region especially sensitive to climate change. Changes in precipitation and flood patterns as well as rising sea level can affect not only the built environment but also water availability and quality.

Aim of the project

The project prepares regions and municipalities to cope with a changing climate. The BaltCICA project fosters the capability to deal with the impacts of climate change at those levels, where concrete adaptation measures have to be implemented and are visible/tangible for the population. Adaptation measurements are developed in cooperation with local authorities and administrative bodies and will be discussed with other stakeholders.

The project aims at transferring successful methods of development and implementation of adaptation measures from pilot studies to other case studies facing similar problems.

Approach

The BaltCICA project uses climate change scenarios to discuss and develop adaptation measures with relevant planning authorities and stakeholders. The project assesses costs and benefits of adaptation in case studies and on a pan-Baltic level. Case studies results support multi-level and transnational approaches in the Baltic Sea Region.

As common methodological frame for the development and assessment of adaptation options the foresight method is applied. The methodology is tested in one pilot study and stepwise transferred and refined in other case studies. The calculation of cost of climate change addresses directly decision makers at local, regional level and on national level. The model results can be used to determine the direction and strategy of long-term policy goals and investments.

Partnership

The BaltCICA project counts with excellent science-stakeholder cooperation – the involved local partners are developing their climate change adaptation strategies within the framework of the project.

The BaltCICA Project is part of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013. The lead partner of the project is the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and the partnership comprises 24 partners including municipalities, regional authorities and research institutes. Project duration: February 2009 to January 2012. Total budget: 5,3 million Euro.


Achievements of the project so far:

The BaltCICA project has identified adaptation measures and implemented them in the Baltic Sea Region. This was achieved by producing new knowledge relating to climate change impacts, costs and benefits and governance of adaptation; reducing uncertainty in decision-making in relation to adaptation by strengthening the science-practice link and by increasing participation of stakeholders and citizens in adaptation related decision-making. The case studies were also used to explore the still relatively unknown costs and benefits of adaptation. New scientific methodologies to increase the participation of stakeholders in adaptation planning were developed and employed. The 13 case studies concentrated on cross-border cooperation and developed adaptation measures on specific thematic areas, such as metropolitan planning and adaptation strategies, groundwater and climate change, the Environment as well as scenario development and citizen participation.

The Foresight approach endorsed exchange of perspectives and approaches between the project's case studies. Workshop sessions and study visits facilitated transnational learning among the BaltCICA case studies. Transnational communication comprised awareness-raising, methods for stakeholder involvement, technical solutions and cost-benefit-analysis of adaptation processes. Case studies with longer experience exchanged knowledge with less experienced partners. Pan-Baltic cooperation and transnational learning played a vital role in the project. Usually communication practices, cost-benefit studies, groundwater assessments, etc were developed on local level and then communicated and further developed among several project partners via project workshops. These workshops enabled other project partners to both learn about new methodologies and to further develop them according to specific local needs in their respective case-studies.

Impacts of climate change occur and are perceived differently throughout the Baltic Sea Region. Depending on local circumstances, climate change adaptation processes are in various stages and address different challenges. Stakeholders were engaged into decision-making processes through scenario workshops. This methodology was adapted to local circumstances and applied for decision making on climate change adaptation by several project partners. On a detailed technical level, information and experience on technical protection measures were exchanged, e.g. beach nourishment or sustainable use of ground water from coastal aquifers. The use of Cost-Benefit and Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) were developed by several workshops that used examples derived from BaltCICA case studies. MCDA methods were applied in several case studies. The approaches and methodologies developed during the BaltCICA project have led to several investments for climate change adaptation.



Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 5.238.270,00
ERDF co-financing: 3.847.480,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 112.550,00

List of partners

Geological Survey of Finland
02151 Espoo | FINLAND
Betonimiehenkuja 5
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Johannes Klein
Phone: +358 50 550 2628
E-mail: johannes.klein@gtk.fi
Web: www.gtk.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:628.233,00
ERDF co-financing:471.174,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Aalto University Foundation, Department of Surveying and Planning
00076 Aalt Espoo | FINLAND
P. O. Box 11000
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Sirkku Juhola
Phone: +358 9470 28952
E-mail: sirkku.juhola@aalto.fi
Web: www.aalto.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:144.964,00
ERDF co-financing:108.723,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Hanko Water- and Wasterwaterworks
10900 Hanko | FINLAND
Santalantie 2
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Kimmo Paakkonen
Phone: +358 192203 360
E-mail: kimmo.paakkonen@hanko.fi
Web: www.hanko.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:62.800,00
ERDF co-financing:47.100,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment
20500 Turku | FINLAND
Vanha Suurtori 7
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Björn Grönholm
Phone: +35822623172
E-mail: bjorn.gronholm@ubc.net
Web: www.ubc-action21.net
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:129.340,00
ERDF co-financing:97.005,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Geological Survey of Estonia
12618 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Kadaka tee 82
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Jaan Kivisilla
Phone: +372 6720094
E-mail: egk@egk.ee
Web: http://www.egk.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:160.000,00
ERDF co-financing:136.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Latvia
1586 Riga | LATVIA
Raina bulvaris 19
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Dr. Agrita Briede
Phone: +371 67332704
E-mail: agrita.briede@lu.lv
Web: www.lu.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:132.500,00
ERDF co-financing:112.625,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Klaipeda
91502 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
Liepu 11
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Rasa Povilanskiene
Phone: +370 46 396316
E-mail: rasa.povilanskiene@klaipeda.lt
Web: www.klaipeda.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:150.000,00
ERDF co-financing:127.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Environmental Centre for Administration and Technology
44213 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
Lydos 4
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Elena Talockaite
Phone: +370 37 423053
E-mail: elena@ecat.lt
Web: www.ecat.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:88.620,00
ERDF co-financing:75.327,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Vilnius
01513 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
3 Universiteto str.
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Arūnas Bukantis
Phone: +370 5 2687001
E-mail: arunas.bukantis@gf.vu.lt
Web: http://www.vu.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:82.000,00
ERDF co-financing:69.700,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Kalundborg
4400 Kalundborg | DENMARK
Holbaekvej 141B
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Martin Andersen
Phone: +32 2 235 66 50
E-mail: andersen@kalundborg.dk
Web: www.kalundborg.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:323.231,00
ERDF co-financing:242.423,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Danish Board of Technology
1106 København | DENMARK
4 Antonigade
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Søren Gram
Phone: +4533320503
E-mail: sg@tekno.dk
Web: www.tekno.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:353.880,00
ERDF co-financing:265.410,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Nordic Centre for Spatial Development
111 86 Stockholm | SWEDEN
P.O. Box 1658
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Lisa van Well
Phone: +46 8 463 54 00
E-mail: lisa.van.well@nordregio.se
Web: www.nordregio.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:180.000,00
ERDF co-financing:135.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research
0313 Oslo | NORWAY
P.O. 44 Blindern
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Ove Langeland
Phone: +4722958800
E-mail: nibr@nibr.no
Web: www.nibr.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:225.100,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:112.550,00
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde
18119 Rostock | GERMANY
Seestrasse 15
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Holger Janssen
Phone: +49 381 5197 469
E-mail: holger.janssen@io-warnemuende.de
Web: www.io-warnemuende.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:350.000,00
ERDF co-financing:262.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
HafenCity University Hamburg/Urban Planning and Regional Development
22085 Hamburg | GERMANY
Winterhuder Weg 29-31
Region: Hamburg
Contact person: Lisa Kunert
Phone: 0049-(0)40-428-27-45
E-mail: lisa.kunert@hcu-hamburg.de
Web: www.hcu-hamburg.de/stadtplanung
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:517.613,00
ERDF co-financing:388.209,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of the Klaipeda District
96130 Gargzdai | LITHUANIA
Klaipedos 2
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Vida Vytiene
Phone: +370 46 473060
E-mail: architektura@klaipedos-r.lt
Web: www.klaipedos-r.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:51.600,00
ERDF co-financing:43.860,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of Environment
03123 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
S. Konarskio 35
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Jonas Satkunas
Phone: +370 5 2332482
E-mail: jonas.satkunas@lgt.lt
Web: www.lgt.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:97.300,00
ERDF co-financing:82.705,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Tampere
33960 Tampere | FINLAND
PL 487
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Kari Hietala
Phone: 00 358 3 565 65511
E-mail: kari.hietala@tampere.fi
Web: www.tampere.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:53.060,00
ERDF co-financing:39.795,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany
18119 Rostock | GERMANY
Seestrasse 15
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Nardine Stybel
Phone: +49 381 5197 279
E-mail: stybel@eucc-d.de
Web: www.eucc-d.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:250.000,00
ERDF co-financing:187.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam
14412 Potsdam | GERMANY
P.O.Box 60 12 03
Region: Brandenburg - Südwest
Contact person: Dr. Juergen Kropp
Phone: +49-331-2882526
E-mail: kropp@pik-potsdam.de
Web: www.pik-potsdam.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:530.200,00
ERDF co-financing:397.650,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
1350 København | DENMARK
Øster Voldgade 10
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Klaus Hinsby
Phone: +4538142000
E-mail: khi@geus.dk
Web: www.geus.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:321.864,00
ERDF co-financing:241.398,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Nature Conservation Agency North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve Administration
4033 Salacgriva | LATVIA
Rigas iela 10a
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Andris Urtans
Phone: +371 64071408
E-mail: ziemelvidzeme@daba.gov.lv
Web: daba.gov.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:113.967,00
ERDF co-financing:96.871,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
HSY Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority
00520 Helsinki | FINLAND
Opastinsilta 6A
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Susanna Kankaanpaa
Phone: +358 9 1561241
E-mail: susanna.kankaanpaa@hsy.fi
Web: www.hsy.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:146.000,00
ERDF co-financing:109.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Helsinki
00099 Helsinki | FINLAND
Helsinginkatu 24
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Jari Viinanen
Phone: +358 9 310 31519
E-mail: jari.viinanen@hel.fi
Web: www.hel.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:146.000,00
ERDF co-financing:109.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00