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Deadline : 8 October 2012
GEOMER (UMR LETG 6554 CNRS) - Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO)
Friday 12 October 2012 14-18h
The coastal urbanization in a naturally dynamic land has considerably increased the vulnerability of territory to coastal risks (erosion, coastal flooding) in a context of global change. The impacts of latest storms, like the disastrous toll of storm Xynthia on vendean coasts (2010), reveal the weaknesses of the present risk management in France. In view of this, the interdisciplinary project ANR COCORISCO “Connaissance, Compréhension et gestion des Risques Côtiers” (Knowledge, Understanding and Management of Coastal Risks) proposes to examine coastal risks on several study sites in France by using an integrated approach of vulnerability defined by the hazards, the stakes, the risk management and the risk perception. The objective is to have a better knowledge of coastal risk and to make a methodological guide for State services or local authorities in order to improve prevention and management of risk.
After a general overview, this workshop will set out the 4 scientific tasks of the project (2 presentations per task):
- Historical and geological signatures (Hazards);
- Morpho-dynamic monitoring (Hazards);
- Stakes: Spatial and economic analysis (Stakes);
- From risk management system to representations (Management and Perception)
For each task, a first presentation dedicated to COCORISCO project works will be followed by a second presentation made by an external expert working on similar objects. This information will enable to share the experiences, to initiate discussion on methodologies and on societal contribution of such works in terms of risk management.