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Increasing coastal resilience to storms and flooding


EU researchers are developing an online tool kit to help different coastal regions predict – and prepare for – floods and storms. In the framework of the FP7-funded RISC-KIT project new shorter versions of a RISC-KIT policy brief have been made available in Bulgarian, French, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch and German, in addition to English...

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