International Research Staff Exchange Scheme: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
Grant Agreement Number: PIRSES-GA-2011-295162
1 May 2012 – 30 April 2015
Environmentally Friendly Coastal
Protection in a Changing Climate
4 Project Consortium Meeting
Porto, Portugal, 15 - 16 April 2014
Based on previous collaborations, a group of 5 EU research organizations (from Italy, Portugal and
Bulgaria) and 2 non-EU research organizations (from USA and Brazil), experienced in the area of
research on environmentally friendly (soft) coastal protection methods, decided to bring together
their expertise in an IRSES network – the project EnviCOP (Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection
in a Changing Climate-
EnviCOP aims at strengthening research partnerships between the above organizations, primarily
through short period staff exchanges of 16 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and 11 Experienced
Researchers (ER), as well as through various networking activities. Research activities of the project
will focus on workout/improve/coordinate advanced tools (numerical simulation and physical
models) that are able to forecast short term and long term phenomena with respect to coastal
protection in a changing climate.
The project is expected to provide improved process understanding, new knowledge, methods, new
and improved numerical tools, resulting in introducing new and improved environmentally friendly
(soft) coastal protection structures.
Project objectives will be pursued by exploring the available experience and scientific potential of all
partners, using complementarities and creating synergies between them, based on existing previous
collaboration. Project output should finally serve decision makers in strengthening emergency
planning arrangements, improving co-ordination of coastal erosion and surface water flood risk;
managing the investment of significant levels of public funding, and helping coastal communities
adapt to climate change.
The Seminar will serve as a forum to report scientific achievements of the project, and as a major tool
to check progress of the research activities within Work Packages.
The Seminar will be carried out at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Department of Civil
Engineering. Address: Rua Dr Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Scientific Board:
Prof. Diego Vicinanza, Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy
Prof. Maurizio Brocchini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Prof. Arianna Azzellino. Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Prof. Francisco Taveira Pinto, Faculty of Engineering-University of Porto, Portugal
Dr. Valeri Penchev, Black Sea - Danube Association of Research and Development, Bulgaria
Dr. Luca Centurioni, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Prof. Marcus Polette, University of Vale do Itajaí, Brazil
Local Organizing Committee:
Prof. Francisco Taveira Pinto, Faculty of Engineering-University of Porto, Portugal
ENVICOP Meeting 2014 Secretariat,
Prof. Francisco Taveira Pinto, Faculty of Engineering-University of Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 917266891, Email: [email protected]
Partner # 1 Seconda Università di Napoli, SUN
Corrado Gisonni (ER, for the Coordinator)
Vincenzo Ferrante (ER)
Partner # 2 Univeristà Politecnica delle Marche, UNIVPM
Maurizio Brocchini (ER)
Partner # 3 Politecnico di Milano, POLIMI
Caterina Lanfredi (ER)
Serap Cevirgen (ESR)
Partner # 4 Faculty of Engineering-University of Porto, FEUP
Francisco Taveira Pinto (ER)
Luciana das Newes (ESR)
Raquel Silva (ESR)
Partner # 5 Black Sea - Danube Association of Research and Development, BDCA
Valeri Penchev (ER)
Partner # 6 SCRIPPS Institution of oceanography, SIO
Luca Centurioni (ER) via skype
Partner # 7 University of Vale do Itajaí, UNIVALI
Marcus Polette (ER) via skype
15 April 2014, Tuesday, Scientific Session
Introductory Session
Prof. C. Gisonni (for the ENVICOP Project Coordinator)
18:00 -18:30
Welcome address;
Introduction to the meeting.
Session 1: Presentations and Discussion from ER and ESR
Azzellino, A., Cevirgen, S., Polette, M., Vicinanza, D. "Multivariate
analysis of pressures and driving factors affecting the environmental
status of the Rio de Janeiro coastal zone";
Ferrante, V., Polette, M., Vicinanza, D. "Wave energy potential along
the coast of Santa Catarina (Brazil)";
Taveira-Pinto, F., Vicinanza, D., Penchev, V., Ferrante, V., Centurioni, L.
"Hydraulic performance of detached breakwaters".
Coffee break
Session 2 - Study Visit: FEUP Wave Basin & Coastal Engineering Projects
3D Wave Basin Demonstration
16 April 2014, Wednesday, Scientific Sessions
Session 3: Meeting of the Consortium (Steering Committee)
Update/approve scientific content of all tasks and results obtained
so far;
Supervise coordination of all activities, control time-tables and
quality of research exchange and transfer of knowledge, including
plan for 2014 and 2015;
Supervise financial and organizational matters related to the project
Deliverables, that shall be required with the final report;
Possible request for extension of the project (6 months or 1 year).
Coffee break
Session 4: Future cooperation and closure of the meeting
Analysis of future cooperation.
Next meeting.

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