System Analysis and Modelling
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Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas

The Department of Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas is dedicated to exploring the socio-economic context that influences future developments on the coast. Human-nature interactions and their effects on the wider coastal system represent the key point of reference.

Working across different research fields, the Department applies innovative theoretical approaches, research concepts and methodologies to address questions of resilience, vulnerability and adaptation capacities of coastal systems.

The Department explores people’s perception of risk, of natural hazards and their environment as a basis for sustainable management and for developing adaptation strategies to environmental and social change.