General objective

The objective of the R + D ICZM Project is to generate necessary scientific understanding, through quality research and provision of tools and technology, in order to advance towards sustainable management of the coastal zone in the Balearic Islands.

The ultimate goal of this project is to generate the basic scientific elements and collaborate in defi ning a new Strategy for Sustainability for the Coastal Zone of the Balearic Islands, which could be implemented by the Government of the Balearic Islands in 2008-2009.

Its specific objectives are:

-The development of scientific knowledge of the processes defining the behaviour of the coastal system

-The development of new techniques and tools to be applied to a knowledge-based ICAM (Integrated Coastal Area Management)

-Enable the transfer of knowledge and innovation to actors and agents with responsibility and interest in the coast