International Conference on Coastal Risk Management 

in Kiel, Germany from 18th - 20th April 2005

Storm surges present a major natural hazard in the North Sea region (NSR), where coastal lowlands occupy an area of about 40,000 km2. More than 16 million people live in these lowlands, and major economic activities take place. Without appropriate countermeasures, these lowlands may become flooded during severe storm surges. To prevent this, national and regional Governments in the NSR spend several hundred million Euros per year on coastal risk management.

The Conference
COMRISK 2005 will be the final conference of a transnational project, in which the NSCMG member administrations jointly investigate solutions for a sustainable coastal risk management in the North Sea region. This conference aims at an international audience of managers, practitioners and scientist in the field of coastal risk management.

    At the final project conference, the outcomes of the subprojects will be presented and discussed with risk management experts from administration, research institutes and private companies. Key-note speakers will address the state-of-the-art on different aspects of risk management.

    COMRISK investigated different aspects of coastal risk management in the North Sea region:

    1    policies and strategies,
    2    risk assessment and strategic planning,
    3    public perception and participation,
    4    performance indicators, and
    5    hydraulic boundary conditions.

    In four pilot areas state of the art risk analyses were conducted.

    The results will be presented during the three days of conference. Additional papers are invited under the themes mentioned above (see registration). The conference is structured in plenary sessions and workshops, dedicated to one of the above mentioned topics.

    Apost conference Excursion will be organised on Wednesday afternoon.

    There will be a general fee of 150 € per delegate, including:

  • attendance to the conference,
  • post conference excursion
  • catering and accommodation during the conference (April 18.-20.),
  • post conference excursion,
  • welcome reception on Sunday afternoon,
  • conference proceedings.

    The maximum number of participants will be 150. If more people pre-register, the organising committee reserves the right to select.
  • Registration
    If you are interested in attending the conference or holding a presentation, please click here.

For more information about the conference click here and see the conference brochure.

COMRISK 2005 will be organised under the auspices of the North Sea Coastal Managers Group (NSCMG), the council of the leading coastal defence authorities around the North Sea.