Projects on Climate Change Adaptation for Tourism in Northern Germany by NIT-Kiel
Tue, 04/05/2022 - 00:00

Projects on Climate Change Adaptation for Tourism in Northern Germany by NIT-Kiel

    Tomaso Comazzi
  • Tue, 04/05/2022 - 00:00

Our Academic Member of Nit_Kiel is at the forefront of the support on Climate Change Adaptation for Tourism in Northern Germany.

They have put together for us three examples about recent projects that they are doing/have been doing.

 

Climate change and climate adaptation for tourism

As part of the project "Consequences of climate change for tourism in the German Alpine and low mountain regions, coastal regions, on seaside tourism and river-related forms of tourism (cycling, hiking and water tourism)", the action guide “Adaptation to climate change: shaping the future in tourism" for destinations was already developed in May 2020.

The research project aims to identify economically and ecologically recommendable climate adaptation measures and to describe them in a practical and feasible way for the various tourist destinations in Germany.

The results were already fed back to practitioners during the project. This feedback has been incorporated into the action guide and is supplemented by information on existing funding instruments for adapting the tourism industry to the consequences of climate change.

Find more information on the NIT website.

 

Tackling Climate Change – Adaptation Strategies for Tourism in Lower Saxony

As climate-related changes are already making themselves felt in Germany, Lower Saxony is the first German state to launch an area-wide project on the effects of climate change on tourism entitled “Tackling Climate Change – Adaptation Strategies for Tourism in Lower Saxony”.

The aim of this project is to make Lower Saxony’s travel industry fit for the resulting challenges. The project aims to work with the travel regions over the next 18 months to identify where climate change will particularly affect the industry and what solutions can already be put in place to successfully and sustainably adapt destinations to the consequences of climate change.

Find more information on the NIT website.

 

Investigation and Assessment on the affects of Climate Change to the Baltic Sea coast

Context : The Baltic Sea coast in Schleswig-Holstein is a valuable natural area and a an economic area for tourism. It is under threat from rising sea levels and, as a result, increasingly high storm surges. Flooding already occurred and caused damages and therefore, high costs for the restoration were needed, which the municipalities were unable to bear on their own.

The Ministry of Economics, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein has therefore commissioned a systematic inventory analysis of the public tourism infrastructure on the Baltic Sea coast and its resilience to exceptional weather conditions.

The processing is divided into two work sections:

  1. inventory analysis of the tourism infrastructure as well as the public tourism facilities of common use (including the determination of the impacts on the tourism infrastructure due to storm surges and mean sea level rise),
  2. recommendations for action for the tourist communities on the Baltic Sea coast.

A consortium under the leadership of the NIT was commissioned and the actions of the project are distributed as follows:

  • Inventory of the tourism infrastructure and tourism facilities of public use, GIS implementation/map production, (economic) evaluation of the results on resilience, derivation of recommendations for action
  • Determination of change values, determination of load values on structures
  • Investigation of the effects of the changes on beaches and paths and other infrastructure in the area, transfer of the results from the morphological projections to the area.
  • GmbH & Co. KG, Kiel (W. Grawe, J. Trautmann): Investigation of the effects of load values on the structures, condition assessment of the structures
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  • Find more information on the NIT website.

Context : The Baltic Sea coast in Schleswig-Holstein is a valuable natural area and a an economic area for tourism. It is under threat from rising sea levels and, as a result, increasingly high storm surges. Flooding already occurred and caused damages and therefore, high costs for the restoration were needed, which the municipalities were unable to bear on their own.

The Ministry of Economics, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein has therefore commissioned a systematic inventory analysis of the public tourism infrastructure on the Baltic Sea coast and its resilience to exceptional weather conditions.

The processing is divided into two work sections:

  1. inventory analysis of the tourism infrastructure as well as the public tourism facilities of common use (including the determination of the impacts on the tourism infrastructure due to storm surges and mean sea level rise),
  2. recommendations for action for the tourist communities on the Baltic Sea coast.

A consortium under the leadership of the NIT was commissioned and the actions of the project are distributed as follows:

  • Inventory of the tourism infrastructure and tourism facilities of public use, GIS implementation/map production, (economic) evaluation of the results on resilience, derivation of recommendations for action
  • Determination of change values, determination of load values on structures
  • Investigation of the effects of the changes on beaches and paths and other infrastructure in the area, transfer of the results from the morphological projections to the area.
  • GmbH & Co. KG, Kiel (W. Grawe, J. Trautmann): Investigation of the effects of load values on the structures, condition assessment of the structures

Find more information on the NIT website.

 

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