Baltadapt

Project Service:

Management & Communication

Service duration: January 2011 – December 2013
s.Pro runs the External Project Coordination Office (EPCO) for the Baltadpt project and supports all 11 project partners in the implementation of the project. More specifically, s.Pro is responsible for the administrative and financial management as well the communication activities of the overall project.

Baltadapt StrategyThis involves the following activities:
  • Consultation of project partners on Programme rules and procedures
  • Support in the establishment of the contractual framework of the project
  • Organization of several project workshops and conferences
  • Ensuring coherence of project activities with objectives
  • Establishment and maintenance of the project website baltadapt.eu
  • Preparation of project related presentations and info materials, e.g. Baltadapt Climate Info bulletins
  • Editing and layout of the main outputs, the Baltadapt Strategy and the Baltadapt Action Plan
  • Financial Management and coordination of the overall project budget
  • Regular reporting to the JTS on the technical and financial project progress
Baltadapt Kick-Off Conference at Roskilde (January 2011)
Baltadapt Kick-Off Conference at Roskilde (January 2011)
Baltadapt Kick-Off Conference at Roskilde (January 2011)
Baltadapt Kick-Off Conference at Roskilde (January 2011)
Baltadapt Kick-Off Conference at Roskilde (January 2011)
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.