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Oceanographic and Ecological data for Nature-based coastal protection in Tunisia (ORIENTATE-TN)

Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) and University of Sfax - Germany and Tunisia


The overall objective is to provide sustainable, cost-effective data and an ecologically sound alternative to facilitate the adaptive governance of erosion risk in Tunisia’s most vulnerable coastal areas.

The project will be carried out through a living lab approach involves cost-effective intertidal seagrass transplantation. Pilot sites will be used to monitor if this Nature-based solution approach could protect the coastline against further erosion processes. This project aims to serve as a blueprint for other beaches and coastal areas in Tunisia.

Lead Contacts: Karen Wiltshire (, Eva-Maria Brodte (, Lobna Boudaya ( and Lassad Neifar (