After a long time of travel constraints over the past years, the DECIDER consortium was able to again organize a project meeting with all members. The meeting was held at WTM Engineers, Hamburg and started on Thursday 20 April and ends on Friday 21 April. Our Vietnamese partners made to travel to join the meeting in person.
The meeting was moderated by Dr. Fritz Hilgenstock, and a welcome speach was given by the project leader Prof. Matthias Garschagen. Project partners in Germany first presented reseach progresses and also work plans. A special slot was focusing on the Decision Support Tool (DST) and Web Mapping Platform (WMP). The Vietnamese partners followed to talk about their studies and linked the DECIDER project results to local policy making and practices. There was then a discussion session of 1.5 hours when partners exchanged ideas of the project extension, activity plans, DST and WMP, final meeting in HCMC and other plans.
On Friday 21 April, the consortium members made an excursion at the Hafencity Hamburg to investigate the Flood Protection Measures.
DECIDER consortium moved to Vienna to attend the Congress of European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2023 that started on Monday April 24, 2023 at the Austria Center, Vienna.
The project convened a session at EGU “NH9.11: Future climate risk and adaptation in coastal cities”. Emlyn chaired the session in the afternoon on Monday April 24, 2023. The session has a total of 7 poster presentations and 9 oral talks in a line, where 10 talks were given by DECIDER partners. The oral part attracted over 80 participants and covered topics of costal risks and adaptations in southeast Asia, China, Europe as well as at global scale. The session ended with a discussion slot moderated by Prof. Volker Hochschild, which encouraged exchanges on future scenarios of costal flood risks as well as plausible adaptation pathways and their transferences to different regions. The entire session finished after 4.5 hours, and some speakers gathered informally again in the evening to continue conversations.
The partners also took part in more talks in other sessions on the following days of the EGU congress.