The MAREGOT project is aimed at the prevention and joint management of coastal erosion risks in the cross-border cooperation area between France and Italy. The project intends to launch a shared action plan which, thanks to a better knowledge of erosion and coastal dynamics, could identify optimal intervention solutions to land management in relation to morphological and hydrodynamic characteristics of the coast.
The project is part of the INTERREG Italy-France Maritime 2014-2020, a cross-border program co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF) under the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC).



Over the past few decades, the increased anthropic pressure and the impact of climate change have affected the natural erosion of the coast, with consequences that are still being studied.

MAREGOT will work in this framework. In particular, the project will examine the data and techniques for modelling the wave regime, the topography of the emerged and submerged beach, the marine biocenosis, and the available systems for remote coastal monitoring like webcams, aerial photos and satellites, drones, underwater cameras.

After the three-year project, the developed methodologies will be made available to the public, institutions and experts.



After a critical analysis of existing systems and data, the project will identify the most effective and innovative methodologies for building a cross-border model of coastal erosion monitoring.
Modelling will take into account several components:  geomorphology, anthropic pressures, socio-economic and cultural factors. A particular attention will be due to soil protection and preservation of natural habitats.
MAREGOT will also include awareness-raising initiatives for the different stakeholders involved in the integrated coastal management.



- Liguria Regional Administration, project leader
- Cinque Terre National Park
- University of Genoa
Tuscany Regional Administration 
University of Florence
- LaMMA Consortium
- Sardinia Regional Administration
- Sardinia Environmental Protection Agency 
- University of Cagliari
- Office de l'Environnement de la Corse Bureau de Recherche Géologique et Minières
- Service Départemental d'Incendie et de Secours de la Haute-Corse
- Departement du Var
- Conservatoire de l'Espace Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres