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Climate Change Adaptation of Geo-Structures in Europe: Emerging Issues and Future Steps

Insana, Alessandra ; Beroya-Eitner, Mary Antonette ; Barla, Marco ; Zachert, Hauke ; Žlender, Bojan ; Marle, Margreet van ; Kalsnes, Bjørn ; Bračko, Tamara ; Pereira, Carlos ; Prodan, Iulia ; Szymkiewicz, Fabien ; Löfroth, Hjördis (2022)
Climate Change Adaptation of Geo-Structures in Europe: Emerging Issues and Future Steps.
In: Geosciences, 2021, 11 (12)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00020070
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Climate Change Adaptation of Geo-Structures in Europe: Emerging Issues and Future Steps
Language: English
Date: 29 April 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2021
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Geosciences
Volume of the journal: 11
Issue Number: 12
Collation: 24 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00020070
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

Climate change is already being felt in Europe, unequivocally affecting the regions’ geo-structures. Concern over this is rising, as reflected in the increasing number of studies on the subject. However, the majority of these studies focused only on slopes and on a limited geographical scope. In this paper, we attempted to provide a broader picture of potential climate change impacts on the geo-structures in Europe by gathering the collective view of geo-engineers and geo-scientists in several countries, and by considering different geo-structure types. We also investigated how geo-structural concerns are being addressed in national adaptation plans. We found that specific provisions for geo-structural adaptation are generally lacking and mainly come in the form of strategies for specific problems. In this regard, two common strategies are hazard/risk assessment and monitoring, which are mainly implemented in relation to slope stability. We recommend that in future steps, other geo-structures are likewise given attention, particularly those assessed as also potentially significantly affected by climate change. Countries considered in this study are mainly the member countries of the European Large Geotechnical Institutes Platform (ELGIP).

Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, adaptation, geo-structures, climate change signals, climate change effects, climate change impacts, national strategies, risk assessment, monitoring
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-200704
Classification DDC: 500 Science and mathematics > 550 Earth sciences and geology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Geotechnics
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2022 08:52
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2023 09:32
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/20070
PPN: 500231079
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