RN II: System management and integrative activities
RN II aims at providing integrated scientific knowledge to end-users such as policy makers and decision makers at the local, national and EU level, focusing on the coastal zone and marine components of the Earth System. It is structured around 3 key tasks:
- Ecosystem approach to estuarine and coastal management:
Specification of the complex and intricate relations in estuarine ecosystems, amongst ecological, social and economic factors, which are fundamental in designing and implementing management policies and for ecosystems restoration from land to the coast.
- Forecasting and mitigation of catastrophic events:
Model-based forecast of spatial areas under threat of catastrophic events, and associated losses, in marine and estuarine systems, together with the development of mitigation proposals in collaboration with the society.
- Building a science-policy interface for the governance of coastal social-ecological systems:
Integrated approach (inter-sectorial, intergovernmental, spatial, scientific and international) for the implementation of integrated system management based on effective governance.