Project Profile: MAGIC

Multi-scale Adaptations to Global Change and their Impacts on Vulnerability in Coastal Areas


Principal Investigators: Christo Fabricius, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Partners: Olivier Barreteau, IRSTEA, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France
Katrina Brown, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
John M. Anderies, Arizona State University, United States
Francois Bousquet, CIRAD, France
Raphael Mathevet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
National Research Foundation, South Africa
Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Multi-scale Adaptations to Global Change and their Impacts on Vulnerability in Coastal Areas
Full Call Title: Coastal2012


Project Objective: MAGIC seeks a better understanding of the underlying social-ecological processes driving adaptation in coastal areas, particularly the feedbacks between risk from biophysical change, cognitive processes, and adaptation in order to reduce the incidence of maladaptations while increasing the frequency of win-win adaptations. Findings will directly inform and support adaptation decision making in coastal areas, add to current knowledge on vulnerability and adaptation, and facilitate learning and appreciation of feedbacks in adaptation responses. MAGIC analyzes the relationship between these drivers and adaptation plans in coastal areas at three scales: individual decision makers; local communities of practice; and regional planning authorities. Participatory modelling with decision makers will result in lasting impacts for enhanced coastal resilience.
Call Objective: The purpose of this call was to promote the development, comparison and transfer of coastal scientific approaches. The focus was on the vulnerability, resilience and adaptation options of coastal societal, managed and natural systems to multiple drivers.


Regions: Europe, South America
Countries: France, South Africa, United Kingdom


Duration: 36 months
Call Date: 2012
Project Award Date: 2012