MARE has celebrated a protocol for the environment risk assessment

MARE and FCT NOVA, Almada City Council and the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering signed, on 30th October, a protocol collaboration for the implementation of a Risk Assessment Observatory and the creation of a Research Center Assessment and Management of Environmental Risk and Civil Protection.

“A working group will be created which, through the numerous studies that already exist, will work on a strategy to implement the necessary measures to increase the resilience of the coastal and riverside communities of the municipality of Almada” explained, during the signing of the protocol, José Carlos Ferreira, professor and researcher at MARE and the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at FCT NOVA. Stating that this collaboration demonstrates the necessary awareness to start acting now, as this is one of the municipalities of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area signaled "as very vulnerable to the impact of climate change when it comes to coastal areas".

What will allow these initiatives? better use of the results of ongoing projects, including monitoring of coastal overhangs, ocean storms and erosion phenomena, such as the use of results from a camera installed on the roof of the Tryp Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel in another project involving FCT NOVA, LNEC and the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon. This wave monitoring provides real-time information so that, in a storm episode, it is possible to predict how far overtopping will be and its ability to destroy. A real-time prevention and decision support tool we’re creating.