COASTAL - Collaborative Land-Sea Integration Platform at the Black Sea


  • Luminița Lazăr
  • Mariana Golumbeanu
  • Florin Timofte National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"



Multi-Actor-Lab (MAL), System Dynamics, transition pathways, Black Sea


Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme COASTAL is a research and innovation project (2018-2022), a unique multi- actor collaboration of coastal and rural business entrepreneurs, administrations, stakeholders, and natural and social science experts to formulate and evaluate business solutions and policy recommendations aimed at improving the coastal-rural synergy to foster rural and coastal development while preserving the environment ( The overarching objective of COASTAL is to improve the rural-coastal synergies in strategic business and policy decision making and collaboration between coastal and rural actors. This is achieved by developing, demonstrating and applying a generic toolset and performance indicators by combining a multi-actor approach with system dynamics. The COASTAL project contributes to integrated coastal-rural planning and coastal- rural synergy in the case study regions (one being the Danube’s Mouths – Black Sea) and the wider EU territory; develops a durable, online platform for knowledge exchange about coastal-rural synergy with concrete examples and tools for supporting land-sea collaboration dynamics modelling. This allows us to understand the interactions with market, demographic, environmental and climate forecasts, and quantify the positive and negative Externalities.




How to Cite

Lazăr, L., Golumbeanu, M., & Timofte, F. (2019). COASTAL - Collaborative Land-Sea Integration Platform at the Black Sea. Cercetări Marine - Recherches Marines, 49(1), 166–172.

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