In the above project, coordinator of which is the Ministry of Environment and Energy, there are 19 beneficiaries, of which one is the Region of the Ionian Islands. The main objective of the project is the implementation of pilot projects / adaptation actions on climate change in the 3 Regions (Sterea Hellas, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands) and the 5 Municipalities (Katerini, Komotini, Larissa, Agioi Anargyroi-Kamaterou and Rhodes) participating which will also be “good examples” of adaptation for other regions.
The pilot action which involved the local team in the project involves surveying, monitoring and recording of corrosion of the coast using unmanned flying vehicles ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – UAVs ) , to identify the most vulnerable to coastal erosion areas then to protect them and thus to increase their resilience and adaptability to future climate change.
Corrosion monitoring will be carried out on 50 beaches in total, and the selection of coasts will be based on the current situation of the coastline, emphasizing the more developed tourist areas where erosion phenomena are already observed, in coastal protected areas, in Landscapes of Special Nature and in High Positive Flood Risk Areas, in accordance with approved Flood Risk Management Plans.
More specifically, 15 beaches in Corfu (10 beaches in Corfu, 2 beaches in Paxos and 3 beaches in Diapontia Islands), 11 beaches in Lefkada (9 beaches in Lefkada, 2 beaches in Meganisi), 14 beaches in Kefalonia & Ithaca (12 beaches in Kefalonia, 2 beaches in Ithaca) and 10 beaches in Zakynthos.
Further details of beaches involved will be updated by the end of Q1 2019