Global Coastal Ocean Restoration and Resilience

Global Coastal Ocean Restoration and Resilience

Global Coastal Ocean Restoration and Resilience 2500 1406 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Institute for Corporate Citizenship (ICC) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) – South Africa

Restore our Coasts will address coastal restoration and resilience holistically by delivering new solutions for ecosystem restoration and management through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates in-situ observations, use of numerical models for forecasting, economic analyses and projected social impact.

The approach will inform the application of site-specific nature-based solutions such as coral reef reintroduction, seagrass and mangroves restoration. Passive restoration measures removing sources of disturbance, such as establishment of marine protected areas, will also be considered. Co-design and continuous stakeholder and user collaboration at Pilot Sites in more than 14 nations, will be an important element to ensure that solutions are co-designed to support community and coastal resilience. Private, government and community representatives will be engaged. Special emphasis will be on developing sustainable and replicable practices that live beyond the project’s lifespan.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme CoastPredict – Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean. 

Start Date: 01/05/2024
End Date: 30/04/2030

Lead Contact: Godwell Nhamo (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus
ocean_basins: Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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