The ENDURE project is organised in three work packages, each answering a challenge facing coastal managers and communities.
The activities and outputs of the ENDURE project are designed to fulfill the following main objectives:
Delivery of these objectives over the three years of the ENDURE project will lead to the following main results:
3 new solutions will be trialed on the ground at 7 dune sites facing tangible issues (e.g. erosion/flooding) with known baselines so progress can be measured. Each solution is ecosystem based, innovative & never attempted on dunes before.
Methods are well-considered & cost-effective, underpinned by robust scientific data & cutting-edge research & design. We deliver appropriate, achievable & sustainable tools for stakeholders (managers, land owners, government agencies, local/regional authorities) promoting wider application & adding value.
ENDURE will jointly develop 3 new tools to improve stakeholder knowledge, experience & confidence :
1. Mapping tool to visualise & compare impacts of different dune interventions on resilience, supporting stakeholders to try new tools.
2. Early warning of dune status - dune health tool check to identify resilient & vulnerable dunes
3. Infrastructure (buildings) assessment tool - quantification of impact on dunes (positive or negative)
To fully realise the potential of new solutions & deliver maximum results & legacy for this project, it is critical to provide education & training to support & complement the other work packages.
This work package contains 2 education campaigns specifically targeting 2 Seas stakeholders intrinsic to successful improvements in dune resilience: coastal managers/decision makers including leadership, management teams & staff; but also EU coastal communities (population 5 million) who have the most to lose if dunes fail under climate change effects. These members of the public also have the power to lobby for change.