HYBRID DUNES - BARCELONA
ES/NC exploitation of urban dunes as
a way to extend dune ecosystems
beyond protected areas?
Create a standardized database and method to analyze existing projects on dune creation and coastal defence.
Improve urban dune management introducing beach morphodynamics, dune ecosystem processes and the
urban factors (mechanical sand cleaning, high frequentation,....).
Define the concept of urban dune.
Explore new ways of governance from an ES/NC perspective concepts, and shared management and financing.
Create a mediterranean urban dune management manual relying on ES/NC concepts as basement.
Collaboration with other OPERAs WPs
On the process of defining methods and data to be collected in order to:
Characterize the level of "naturalness" or urbanity of dunes (going beyond beach morphodynamics,
and classical botanical classification).
Assess the economic efficiency of the proposed measures on flood and erosion control.
Assess the economic value of urban dunes.
Assess the efficiency of control measures of the recreational use and its related social response.
Assess the level of engagement of citizen and stakeholders.
Assess the efficiency of existing and alternative governance models.
Meriwther Wilson Point person.
José Lascurain Exemplar lead SGM s.l.
Anna Ferres geospatial data management
Glòria Feliu General Manager SGM sl
WP3 – Knowledge
Services in this
!Ecosystem function and quantification (Almut Arneth, Sandra lavorel)
Social and cultural values of ES/NC (Marcus Collier, Craig Bullock).
Institutional structure and governance systems (Lennart Olsson).
Trade-offs and synergies in ES/NC and alternative valuation perspectives
(Astrid van Teeffelen).
Urban dunes along the coast of
Catalonia, focusing on the Metropolitan
Area of Barcelona.
MAINTENANCE AND REGULATION
Protection against storms.
High aestetic value.
High recreational and economic
Lola Ortiz Sánchez - Subdirectora General Adjunta
Subdirección General para la Protección de la Costa
Dirección General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y el Mar
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (1)
WP4 – Instruments
Beyond the Study
! Volante Canvas Tool
! ES indicators
! ALUAM /MCDA
WP5 – Resource Hub
!Rate of recolonization of fauna &
flora from dune ecosystems.
! Persistence of hybrid dunes in
front of storm different types of
! CBA of hybrid dune construction.
! Functional stakeholder
! Level of social engagement.
! Evolution of the global system of
mediterranean dunes *urban and
non urban, trends and scenarios.
!Stakeholders from administrations to help to analyze governance structures
and also to construct a blue print protocol for evaluating existing projects on
coastal defence and dune management.
! There is an urgent need to engage economic stakeholders during next 12
months (camping and hotel owners, etc.).
WP6 – Outreach and Dissemination
Social Media instruments! Looking and creating opportunities to generate
conversations with citizens by the use of QR codes and the most well known
Crowdsourcing will be also a core instrument to engage citizens *citizen
Ramon Torra Xicoy General Manager at Area
Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) (2)
(1) Identified during the first round of presentations of the
project. She has joined the OPERAs userboard.
(2) Has previously held an international workshop on dune
management organized by SGM sl.
Roger de Llúria, 118 - 6º
08037 - BARCELONA