Informational Workshop at Santiago de Compostela, 9th of February 2016

Another EcosHaz Informational Workshop will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on February 9th 2016, to brainstorm coastal protection and oil spill prevention and response issues. Stakeholders from different relative Spanish authorities are invited to attend the workshop, present their work and exchange knowledge and experience with EcosHaz partners. The event is organised by the University of Santiago de Compostela at  Centro de Studios Avanzados. Those interested to participate should contact Maria Loureiro at her e-mail For more information you may visit:

The Informational Workshop agenda is the following:

14:00 – 14:05      Welcome speech – Lefteris Karagiannidis, SIGMA Consultants
14.05 – 14.20     “Profitability of Prevention Measures related to Coastal Hazards: The Role of Stakeholders”, Fátima Navas, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
14.20 – 14.40     “Application of the EU Flood Directive in Spain”, Ana García Flecther & Isabel Acebo, DG for the Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea. Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
14:40 – 15:20    “Risk Flood Mapping Methedologies: Applications in Spain”, Antonio Tomás, Universidad de Cantabria
15:20 – 15:35    “What is CBA and why you need it”, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Flood Hazards Research Center, University of Middlesex
15:35 – 16:00     Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:25     “A Cost-Benefit Analysis on Coastal Planning: The Torqay Harbour Case Study” Denis Parker, Flood Hazards Research Center, University of Middlesex
16:25 – 16:50     “Oil Spill Contingency Plans and Current Guidelines: The Case of Galicia”, Garbiñe Ayensa, INTECMAR-Galicia
16:50 – 17:15     “Oil Spill Damages and Compensation”, Belén Trigo, Universidade Santiago de Compostela
17:15 – 17:30      Questions and Answers