ARSINOE continues the approach to climate change adaptation initiated with the ECCLIPSE and CRISI-ADAPT projects. The strategic objective of ARSINOE (Climate Resilient-Regions Through Systemic Solutions And Innovations) is to address the problem of adaptation to climate change from a holistic and multi-sectoral point of view, analysing how climate change affects key sectors for the economy – such as transport – but also the quality of life of citizens.
ARSINOE analyses the impacts of climate change on a region’s ecosystem using a three-level approach:
- Integrating technological, digital, business, governance and environmental aspects with the development of pathways for adaptation to climate change, in order to meet the EU Green Deal targets for specific regions.
- Basing the development of the project on close cooperation with local stakeholders, whose knowledge is essential for the identification of vulnerabilities to climate change and subsequent implementation of adaptation measures.
- Fostering the sustainability and growth of the ecosystem by promoting specific business models. To this end, it is essential to be aware of the effects of climate change, in order to minimise the adverse effects and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the new scenario.
As a result of the ECCLIPSE and CRISI-ADAPT projects, there will be available models for predicting the effects of climate change, both in terms of the average variation of climatic parameters (average rise in temperature or sea level) and the evolution of extreme meteorological phenomena (DANAS, wind, waves, fog, etc.). In addition, a first identification of the vulnerabilities to climate change of the three ports managed by APV (Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía) will be carried out.
Thanks to ARSINOE, this identification will be tackled in greater depth, interconnecting the necessary adaptation measures in the ports with those of other economic and social sectors with which port activity is related.
On the other hand, it will make it possible to identify the strengths that the new socio-economic scenario represents for the ports managed by the Port Authority of Valencia (APV).
The consortium is made up of 42 partners. The Spanish partners include:
- FUNDACIÓN VALENCIAPORT
- UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
- INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO Y MINERO DE ESPAÑA
- Estudios ingeniería costera y oceanográfica
- BRIGAID Connect (Association)