Restore our Coasts

Ocean Decade ID : 42.5
Lead Institution
Lead Institution Contact Person

Godwell Nhamo – nhamog@unisa.ac.za

List of Partner Institutions
  • Institution name Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)
  • Institution name Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
  • Institution name Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)
  • Institution name PLOCAN (Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias)
Countries where the project will be implemented

Chile, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Türkiye, United States of America (USA)

Summary

Restore our Coasts will address coastal restoration and resilience holistically by delivering new solutions for ecosystem restoration and management through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates in-situ observations, use of numerical models for forecasting, economic analyses and projected social impact. The approach will inform the application of site-specific nature-based solutions such as coral reef reintroduction, seagrass and mangroves restoration. Passive restoration measures removing sources of disturbance, such as establishment of marine protected areas, will also be considered. Co-design and continuous stakeholder and user collaboration at Pilot Sites in more than 14 nations, will be an important element to ensure that solutions are co-designed to support community and coastal resilience. Private, government and community representatives will be engaged. Special emphasis will be on developing sustainable and replicable practices that live beyond the project’s lifespan.