21 January 2017

Sun, sand…and safety! - How long will we have beaches?

Sol, praia…e segurança! - Até quando teremos praias?

Monday, 6th January 2014. Hercules storm is on its way to the coasts of Europe. Potential record-size waves, gale force winds and huge storm surge are forecasted. The morning after shows once again how serious shoreline erosion is in Portugal. Nearly 85% of the country’s GDP is generated within 60 km from the coast. Tourism is one of the most important economic activities. In 2013, nearly 14 million tourists came to Portugal mostly for its Sun & Sand offer. As beaches shrink and tourism increases, a new vision for the coastal zone is needed. Safe beaches must be assured for those who live, work or spent leisure time by the coast in a sea level rise context.
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How to manage tourism in a coastal erosion and sea level rise context?

You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.


The workshop is organised by EurOcean using the World Café methodology. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

21/01/2017 09:00 - 18:00

Café Aliança. Praça Dom Francisco Gomes 26,

8000-156 Faro


Registration: https://www.eventbrite.pt/e/bilhetes-sol-praia-e-seguranca-ate-quando-teremos-praias-29887990785