Estuaries on the Move


EMOVE wanted to give insight on what we knew and needed to find out by research or pilots to maintain accessible, flood safe and ecological resilient estuaries. By a community-led approach stakeholders became shareholders and developed a joint vision on how to be able to maintain accessible estuaries. The project delivered an Innovative Virtual Communication Platform to facilitate (trans)national and regional communication and cooperation concerning complex spatial problems. With this insight, and the community led approach, accessibility of harbours and estuarian areas have been improved.

01/10/2013 - 31/03/2015
3 - Improving the Accessibility of Places in the North Sea Region
ERDF Grant
350,000.00 €
Total Eligible Budget
700,000.00 €
Lead Beneficiary
Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Willy Oorthuijsen
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Beneficiaries per Country
The Netherlands
Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
MOW Flanders
Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW)
Background and Aim

EMOVE aimed to:

  • To turn the stakeholders - representing the relevant organizations and communities - into committed shareholders to jointly maintain sustainable and accessible estuaries finding suitable adaptive strategies and measures to do so, learning by doing.
  • List of the most important natural and social driving forces responsible for estuarine changes
  • List of the main pressures triggering changes in estuarine systems
  • List of the main shared values, opinions and emotions of the stakeholders
  • Identification of the development goals of different land users
  • Appraisal of land use induced effects on the current status of key system parameters
  • Identification and appraisal of the effects of land use adjustments
  • Identified appropriate solutions to cope with the pressures of the particular estuary
  • Identification of existing appropriate solutions to cope with the pressures of the particular estuary
  • Identified business ideas based on the assessment of problems perspectives and the integration of supraregional solutions

Transnational Workshop in Amsterdam

Transnational Workshop in Hamburg

Transnational Workshop in Hamburg

Stakeholder Workshop Schelde

Stakeholder workshop Schelde

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