Institute for Mediterranean Studies


Coastal Zone Environment and Geo-Sciences

COASTLINE-Project: 101130576
Coastal Zone Environment and Geo-Sciences
MSCA Staff Exchanges 2022 (HORIZON-MSCA-2022-SE-01)
Duration: 01/01/2024-31/12/2027

The Coastal Zone Environment and Geo-Sciences project, in short COASTLINE, aspires to promote innovative international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration in research and innovation aspects dealing with monitoring coastal zone environments through geoscience remote sensors. It aims to design and develop a multi-task platform, integrating satellite and UAV aerial RS and ground-based RS technologies with a tailor-made GIS application to map, document and monitor the cultural and natural environment employing multidisciplinary research and professional exchange.

COASTLINE platform will provide models (coastal erosion, coastal water quality, risk analysis) and specific geovisualizations based on an infrastructure where technical parameters will be illustrated in GIS environment (RS data processing chains, UAV low altitude and high-resolution data, ground-based RS data, archaeological documentation, environmental attributes, etc.), are implemented for the test sites of interest. As a major outcome of the project, the COASTLINE Platform will enable the authorities responsible for documenting and preserving cultural and natural heritage sites to carry out a practical planning and implementation policy of preventive maintenance.

To carry out the demonstration and validation of the COASTLINE Platform, three case studies will be selected: the Greek (Elounda/Crete), the Cypriot (Paphos) and the Italian (Margherita Di Savoia), with the possibility of replacing or adding others if the development of the project makes it necessary.

Project Team