Science and Technology

Técnico hosts project that aims to increase climate resilience in coastal cities

The SCORE Project brought together two dozen partners at Técnico - Taguspark campus.

On 30 November, 25 members of the SCORE project (Smart Control of the Climate Resilience in European Coastal Cities) met at Técnico – Taguspark campus. The project aims to increase climate resilience in coastal cities by applying innovative solutions. In Portugal, the project applies to Oeiras city, one of the “living labs” in which the aim is to create an inclusive climate action community through the active involvement of citizens. Técnico researchers provide technical training for assessing the risk associated with extreme weather events in the municipality. “We are trying to adapt the technical skills of Técnico team to the risks that the SCORE project intends to analyse, taking into account the area under study,” explains Maria Manuela Portela, a professor at Técnico and responsible for Técnico’s participation in the project.

SCORE is a European project funded by Horizon 2020, lasting four years (until July 2025), with 28 partners from 12 countries and a total budget of around 10 million euros.

During the workshop, held at Técnico’s facilities in Oeiras, nature-based solutions (NBS) were analysed, as well as their contribution to increasing the resilience of territories with risks associated with climate change, specifically the risk of flooding in the Green and Blue Axis (EVA) along the Jamor River. In addition to the ENT environment & management Company, members of the Técnico community, the Oeiras Municipality, schools (including universities), and citizens took part in the discussion.