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Panel discussion: working with nature on a resilient coast

The Interreg project Sustainable And Resilient Coastal Cities (SARCC) organizes a panel discussion on 18 November on how to build a resilient coast by working together with nature. This online interactive panel discussion with experts talks about the how and why of 'Nature Based Solutions' in coastal defense in Flanders.

Nature Based Solutions are measures that use natural processes instead of 'traditional' measures, which mainly focus on the use of hard infrastructure such as concrete and steel.

The Interreg project SARCC works among others on knowledge building among coastal professionals about what these NBS are, about the advantages of NBS compared to traditional infrastructure and about the way they can be deployed on our coast.

Panel members

  • Patrick Meire (University of Antwerp),
  • Peter Van Besien (Agency for Maritime Services and Coast)
  • Garry Momber (Maritime Archeology Trust from the UK)

Moderator: Jan Seys (Flanders Marine Institute)

Target audience

Mandataries and officials of local and supra-local administrations working on the coast, coastal professionals and anyone interested in the topic.


  • The online panel discussion will take place on Wednesday November 18th from 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m;
  • Participation is free of charge after prior registration via On November 9th you will receive a link to participate including access to some preparatory videos on the theme;
  • The panel discussions will be in Dutch.

For more information, click here.