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FlotRisCo: Seaside communities facing coastal risks

Université de Bretagne Occidentale via EMMA

Overview

Where are we in the knowledge of the risks of erosion and submersion? Does the risk of erosion and flooding are changing with climate change? What are the means of prevention to overcome these challenges? How to manage the erosion of the coastline? The Mooc FlotRisCo will try to answer these questions. This course builds on methods developed in the framework of an interdisciplinary research program bringing together geographers, geologists, lawyer, economists, psychologists, etc. to the University of Brittany Western (UBO) and to the University of Québec in Rimouski (UQAR) and various institutions.

The objective of this Mooc is to give you a set of tools to better understand coastal risk and to have a different perpective of coastal vulnerability. Two "witnesses" territories will be compared: the Brittany coastline in France and the coastline of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec.

Syllabus

W0 - Welcome Week

W1 - Introduction

W2 - Hazards erosion and submersion

W3 - Coastal area vulnerability

W4 - Perceptions and representations of coastal risks

W5 - Coastal Risk Prevention Methods

W6 - Regulatory framework and crisis management

Taught by

Riwalenn Ruault

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