Smart control of the climate resilience of European coastal cities



coastal cities, climate change, climate resilience, sea-levels, coastal erosion, smart technology, nature-based solutions.


EU: Horizon 2020 Programme

Consortium Members

Coordinated by the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland, the consortium is composed of 28 universities and organizations in 8 EU countries and Turkey. These are:

University of Samsun (Turkey), University of Gdansk (Poland), University of Pisa (Italy), University College Cork (Ireland), University College Dublin (Ireland), Technical University of Košice (Slovakia), University of Alicante (Spain), IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (Portugal), Science and Research Centre Koper - ZRS Koper (Slovenia), Municipality of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Spain), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County (Ireland), Sligo County Council (Ireland), Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain), Municipality of Oeiras (Portugal), Oarsoaldea Tourism (Basque Country, Spain, France), RED-Risk Engineering Development (Italy), Pro.Ge.Com (Italy), Consorzio LaMMA (Italy), ENT (Spain), Tero PC (Greece), Naider (Spain), Euronovia (France), ERINN (Ireland), European Network of Living Labs, National Council for Research (Italy), MBI group (Italy).




Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

IHS Contact

Elena Marie Enseñado; Laura Quadros Aniche

SCORE is a four-year EU-funded project, aimed at increasing climate resilience in European coastal cities. The project tackles challenges related to sea levels, coastal erosion and extreme weather events using an integrated solution of smart technologies and nature-based solutions. SCORE brings together an interdisciplinary team of 28 partners from 12 countries, consisting of members of the academia, local authorities, RPOs, and SMEs. Funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, SCORE unites citizens, scientists, decision-makers and other stakeholders who work together to address specific challenges related to the threats in coastal cities.

How is it organised?

The Coastal City Living Lab (CCLLs) is one of the main concepts behind SCORE. CCLL is a virtual framework that will enable citizens and stakeholders to co-create and co-design the solutions with scientists, researchers and engineers to make sure these are sustainable and acceptable by society. SCORE includes a network of 10 coastal cities ‘living labs’ that will involve citizens in providing prototype coastal city early-warning systems. These 10 pilot cities are evenly distributed across Europe to make sure that any solution can be replicated anywhere else.

The role of IHS

IHS leads Work Package 2: Coastal City Living Lab design, implementation, and evaluation. The institute is also a member of Work Package 6, which focuses on the socio-economic assessment of adaptation strategies and policy recommendations.

Discover more about the SCORE project

Increasing climate resilience in EU coastal cities | The SCORE project

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