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Why apply

Approximately half of the global population lives within a proximity of 150 km from a coastline, and eight of the world's largest megacities are strategically positioned along the coast with significant ports in close proximity.


Coastal regions are particularly susceptible to a range of natural hazards, including flooding, erosion, and extreme wind and wave events, all of which are intensifying due to the impacts of climate change. The escalation of hazards and risks has been further compounded by the increased urbanization of coastal areas and population growth.


This collective vulnerability systematically jeopardizes lives, ecosystems, properties, and economies.

Addressing the amplified risk and vulnerability to coastal human settlements and activities necessitates a comprehensive understanding of these hazards, encompassing their physics, effective risk management, and the exploration of potential solutions and adaptation measures.


The COASTHazar program envisions a reality where coastal areas and coastal human settlements confront escalating hazards and risks, demanding specialized, holistic, and multidisciplinary knowledge and competencies. This vision resonates among the programme's associated partners who recognize the current imperative for professionals equipped with such expertise in the labour market

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