The Projet Adaptation PA is coordinated by the Coastal Zones Research Institute Inc. under the terms of a cooperation agreement with the Acadian Peninsula Forum of Mayors.


The Coastal Zones Research Institute (CZRI) is a private centre of applied research which offers its expertise to industrial clients as well as communities. Its areas of specialty are aquaculture, fishery and marine by-products, peat, soil and sustainable development. The CZRI offers numerous research and development services, including analytical (laboratory) services. For more information, go to the CZRI website at www.irzc.umcs.ca.

Since 2011, the CZRI has worked alongside communities in the Acadian Peninsula in their efforts to adapt to climate change. Its role is to coordinate the activities of the Projet Adaptation PA, perform some required studies and couch scientific information in layperson’s terms for communities.

The CZRI performs the following activities:

  • Strategic planning exercises
  • Cost-benefit analyses of strategies
  • Technical studies (e.g., monitoring of sediment dynamics)
  • Evaluation of strategy feasibility
  • Public consultations
  • Communication and awareness
  • The authorities concerned (owners, municipal and provincial governments, etc.) are responsible for choosing and implementing adaptation solutions.


Team

  • Mélanie Aubé, PhD, researcher and sustainable development project manager
  • Cindie Hébert, PhD, coastal engineer in sustainable development
  • Tina Sonier, M. Sc., sustainable development research professional
  • Student interns


Available speakers

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Erosion and flooding
In the example above, see the evolution of coastal erosion in the Pigeon Hill area from 1944 to 2012. Move the arrows!

A rigorous process

Scenarios and risks

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Gain better knowledge of damage risks and risks to human health posed by erosion and flooding.

Maps and zoning

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Delineate areas at risk based on recommendations.

Priorities and potential strategies

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Identify and prioritise elements at stake within risk areas.

Evaluation and strategy selection

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Conduct more extensive studies for some of the adaptation measures under consideration.

Implementation plans

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Define the details on when and how the actions will be taken and implemented.

Project progression

Follow the progress of the project in your community using the interactive map.

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Possible solutions

Adapting to climate change requires the implementation of several complementary measures on the same territory to ensure the safety of both the public and infrastructures. Here are some possible solutions.