Baltadapt

Project Service:

Development & Application

In close cooperation with the client and the lead partner, s.Pro was responsible for the coordination and management of the overall project development process including:
  • Translating the problems into a fundable project theme
  • Developing the project outline
  • Developing a comprehensive partner network throughout the project area
  • Coordinating the development of the project workplan and budget
  • Preparing and submitting the project application in due time and form
Funding programme: 
Lead partner: 
Total budget: 
€ 2,8 M
Total duration: 
2010–2013
The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries are all threatened and concerned by climate change. It will influence precipitation amounts and patterns, lead to an increase in terrestrial and ocean temperatures and a rise in sea levels. The resulting changes will jeopardize the integrity of the ecosystem and increase risks caused by natural disasters. There are good experiences of adaptation in the region but they are somehow fragmented and do not acknowledge the fact that the Baltic Sea is a specific eco-region.

Baltadapt developed a BSR-wide climate change adaptation strategy. This truly transnational strategy focuses on the sea itself and its coastline. While it is understood that such a strategy cannot be adopted by Baltadapt, the strategy has prepared the ground for a political endorsement. Complementing this main output, the project achieved the following results:
  • Improved knowledge base: A knowledge brokerage process between political decision makers and researchers leading to improved institutional capacity. A new Baltic Sea Region subsection in the European climate change adaptation portal Climate-ADAPT was established as a hub for decision makers from the Baltic Sea Region.
  • Action plan promoting the implementation of the Baltadapt strategy by proposing recommended actions and guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region.
The partner consortium under the leadership of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) brought together a mixture of federal policy institutions tasked with dealing with the topic of climate change and research institutions with the proper expertise in climate change science.