EVREST Kick-off meeting: 21-23/09/2016, Faro

The first meeting of the EVREST project took place in Faro, from the 21st to the 23rd of September, with the participation of all partners. The meeting structure was as follows:

  • Day 1 (21/9): Geomorphological field trip to Ria Formosa - Culatra Island and Barreta Island
  • Day 2 (22/9): Meeting/workshop presentations, Scientific discussion and Administrative meeting
  • Day 3 (23/9): Dissemination meeting and Ecological field trip to Tavira Island (Barril)

During the meeting the main topics addressed include: a) data availability regarding aerial photography, LIDAR surveys, wave recording and hindcasting simulations and Sea Level Height datasets, b) data handling process of all collected data and metadata and main aspects of the GIS platform, c) the proposed study areas of the project, d) determination of resilience mechanisms and resilience indicators e) possible approaches for modelling the evolution of the system in long and short-term simulations and f) dissemination strategy and activities of EVREST.

The two field-trips provided the participants with the opportunity to get acquainted with the barrier island system, its evolution and environmental and anthropogenic pressures, as well as to observe and discuss specific aspects, like dune growth and vegetation and shoreline changes. During the visit to the Centro Ciência Viva of Tavira the participants explored the permanent and temporary exhibitions, were informed regarding the activities of the Centre and discussed the dissemination of the project to the local community through the development of new and innovative hands-on activities and other dissemination events.

You can find the progress report on the 1st meeting of the project in project deliverables