RADOST – Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast

The project aims to develop adaptation strategies for the German Baltic Sea region in the dialogue between science, industry, government and civil society.

Project Objectives

For the project it is equally important to minimise the damage to the economy, society and nature and on the other hand to use the change associated development opportunities in an optimal way. Another goal is the sustainable strengthening of stakeholder networks and communication structures, even beyond the regional bounds.

These goals shall be realized by means of the following five starting points:

  • Networking and dialogue constitute the interface between science and application. Problems within and in between the sectors will like this be dealt with as required. Several hands-on projects are organized in order to demonstrate the implementation of measures for climate adaptation.
  • Fundamental data is provided by researchers from the natural sciences and engineering. This includes detailed studies of hydrodynamics/the transport of sediment, water quality and ecology as well as biodiversity.
  • The socioeconomic analysis looks at the changes to be expected in the regional economic structure due to climate change, with effects on income and employment and costs and benefits of different adaptation options.
  • The national and international political exchange includes the nationwide and international transfer of information and experiences as well as the alignment of regional adaptation strategies including the political development on a national and European level.
  • Finally, the communication and distribution of the results and the precise transfer of the project results to different user groups in the region as well as to the national and international specialists.

Project Partners

Ecologic-Institute, Berlin (coordinator)

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

GKSS Research Center, Institute for Coastal Research

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Universität Rostock, Fachgebiet Küstenwasserbau (URCE)

Staatliches Amt für Umwelt und Natur (StAUN) Rostock

Institute for Ecological Economy Research

Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries

Institut für angewandte Ökologie (IfAÖ), Neu Broderstorf

EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland

Landesamt für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume (LLUR) Schleswig-Holstein

The RADOST network will continue to increase during the realisation of the project, there is also a large number of other partners from the public administration (federal and regional authorities, regional authorities / municipalities), business (associations and individual companies) and science.

International Partners

RADOST partner regions are located in Denmark, Latvia and Finland, on the Polish Baltic Sea coast, the Slovenian and the Moroccan Mediterranean coast and the east coast of the United States.


  • Flyer

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     (URL: http://www.klimzug.de/_media/RADOST_Flyer_en.pdf)

  • Brochure

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     (URL: http://www.klimzug.de/_media/RADOST_eng.pdf)


  • Dr Grit Martinez

    • Ecologic-Institut
    • Pfalzburger Straße 43/44
    • 10717 Berlin (Germany)
    • Telephone: 0049 30 86880-0
    • Fax: 0049 30 86880-100
    • Email Address: grit.martinez@ecologic.eu
    • Homepage: http://www.klimzug-radost.de/