GCU Awarded £540k for Unique Research Project in Catterline

Posted by CBAG on May 17, 2018

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) today announced that they have secured £540k from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, to be utilised over the next four years to devise eco-friendly ways to protect Catterline from coastal erosion and rainfall-induced landslides. The full announcement can be viewed here.

Catterline is one of seven European locations which have been selected as open-air laboratories for the OPERANDUM project, which stands for OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks, led by the University of Bologna. The OPERANDUM project is one of 22 projects which are funded as part the EU’s Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.

Over the last five years, the work carried out by GCU has led to an increased understanding of the mechanisms which undermine the integrity of the local braes. This Horizon 2020 project announcement is excellent news, as it will allow us to continue our relationship with GCU for at least another four years. We hope it will bring interesting advancements to devise natural solutions to landslides and coastal erosion.

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