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The RADOST Project

The duration of the RADOSTRegional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast project was from July 2009 until June 2014. The original project information remains available on this site. A description of the project can be downloaded here as a PDF file (1,3 MB). An overview of project results (in German) can be found here.

The objective of RADOSTRegional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast is the development of adaptation strategies for the Baltic coastline of Germany through a dialogue between academics, economists, policy-makers and the public. Other important goals are to minimize the economic, social and environmental harm and to capitalize on development opportunities brought about by climate change. Furthermore, the project aims to strengthen and extend the network and communication of the stakeholders on the Baltic coast and beyond.

Module 1: Network and Dialogue (Ecologic)

Image: The structure of RADOST

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The project structure of RADOST is organized into the following general fields ("modules"):

Networks and dialogue are centered on six focus topics that make up integral, climate-dependent economic industries and spheres of activity in the region. Results of engineering, environmental and socio-economic research are processed and then complemented by implementation-focused research. On-site implementation projects with local partners help to determine appropriate solutions.

Forums, bringing together experts and stakeholders to address important topics, will take place both on the general level, encompassing the project region and elsewhere, and at the local level in specific focus areas. 

Image: Focus Areas of RADOST

Image: Focus Areas of RADOST

RADOST is one of seven projects funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)) within the ministry´s initiative KLIMZUG  (“Regions adapt to climate change”). KLIMZUG supports selected regions in Germany in the development of innovative approaches to climate adaptation. A central goal of these measures is the creation of long-term, sustainable cooperative networks for regional stakeholders.

RADOST will run from July 2009 to June 2014.