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BEACH-SOS

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
2 Water-smart societies
objective
2.2 Blue economy
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
August 2023 - July 2025
Technical details

BEACH-SOS

The BEACH-SOS project helps authorities, businesses, and local communities adapt to the changing climate to ensure thriving and sustainable beach recreation and tourism in the future.
Project summary

Baltic Sea coastal tourism is the largest contributor to the EU Blue Economy, with more than 330,000 jobs (Blue Economy Report, EU 2021). However, beach tourism is extremely climate-sensitive and impacts of climate change threaten the ability of the sector to maintain its economic benefits. Adaptation strategies supported by climate change data and information are key to a sustainable regional economy. However, climate change data and information is difficult to access, understand and incorporate into decision-making. For this reason there is a low awareness and uptake of climate change information amongst municipalities and stakeholders. BEACH-SOS, with activities in Latvia, Denmark and Germany, is an INTERREG-BSR small project that aims to enhance the capacity of local governments, Blue Flag beaches, coastal tourism business, business support units, NGOs and coastal communities to become “climate-smart”. BEACH-SOS will develop capacity to uptake climate change into beach management strategies, and provide the best available data and information for adaptation of coastal tourism. BEACH-SOS seeks broader Baltic actor endorsement of four co-produced Deliverables and Outputs: 1) sustainable adaptation pathways for coastal/beach tourism; 2) climate-smart community action programme for beach adaptation; 3) assessment and development of indicators and criteria for climate-smart and resilient tourist beaches; and 4) a BSR information exchange network for resilient beach tourism.

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Budgets

BEACH-SOS
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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86 Benefitting organisations 2 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 7 Organisationsin the project

BEACH-SOS
in numbers.

  • 53.41043614999999510.422339497863192
  • 55.65330212.542842
  • 57.26339124.415245
  • 56.939306124.0693444
  • 54.172054612.0771826
Lead partnerHelmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH
  • Town
    Geesthacht
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Herzogtum Lauenburg
Total partner budget
186,934.40
Danish Outdoor Council
  • Town
    København
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Byen København
Total partner budget
26,220.00
Saulkrasti Municipality
  • Town
    Saulkrasti
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
106,025.60
Foundation for Environmental Education Latvia
  • Town
    Rīga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
96,393.60
EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany
  • Town
    Rostock
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Rostock, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
82,908.80

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Events

02-04
June
BEACH-SOS Tackles Climate Change at the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum!
Project: BEACH-SOS
Physical Meeting
02. - 04. June 2024
00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    12
    April
    BEACH-SOS Workshop at BeachVision Event
    Project: BEACH-SOS
    Physical Meeting
    12. April 2024
    09:00 - 13:30 (BST)
    23-26
    January
    BEACH-SOS meets Saulkrasti
    Project: BEACH-SOS
    Physical Meeting
    23. - 26. January 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (EET)

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