Information session "Côtes à Côtes" on coastal risks.

Six information and knowledge sharing workshops on coastal risks have taken place in January and Febuary 2010 in the RCM's of Mitis and Matane. From November 2010 to Febuary 2011 the team from Comité ZIP has visited the RCM of: Montmagny, l'Islet, Kamouraska, Rivière-du-Loup, Les Basques and Rimouski-Neigette. The population was made aware of coastal risks and the movement of the shoreline through time to be able to prevent or mitigate risks related to erosion, coastal submersion and landslides. Online, since April 2010 the internet site "" is a wondefull tool of information exchange. It contains sections about the factors responsible for coastline evolution, intervention ressources, legislative framework, possible solutions to mitigate risks and an interactive section for citizens. Furthermore, it includes a large quantity of information on coastal risks, gives acces to contact information of many resource persons. Updates will be done regularly to keep the population up to date on coastal submersion and erosion. The workshops where done in collaboration with the "laboratoire de dynamique et de gestion intégrée des zones côtières" from UQAR, the RCM's of Mitis, Matane, the "centre de recherche sur le développement territorial" de l'UQAR, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, The "Comité régional de prévention Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Iles-de-la-Madeleine" under the coordination of "Sécurité civile" and the participating municipalities.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
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Dataset Reference Date(s) June 18, 2018 (Creation)
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Responsible Party 1
Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l'Estuaire
Responsible Party 2
Etienne Bachand
Chantal Quintin
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