RES-COAST aims to respond and anticipate the effects of climate change on the coastal and fishing areas in the Canary Islands, Mauritania and Senegal.

To this end, this initiative develops a model that incorporates technical actions for prediction and 100% sustainable territorial planning, with energy and water supply systems so that these communities are able to react and anticipate.

The Canary Islands Institute of Technology, a public R&D center attached to the Regional Ministry of Economics, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Islands Government, is the main beneficiary of the project, which has a consortium made up of 8 organizations.

Under the title "Tools for Infrastructure Planning and Risk Management for the Development of Coastal Economies Resilient to Climate Change in West Africa", RES-COAST seeks to generate a common model that minimizes the vulnerability of these population areas, in order to be scalable to any coastal population affected by climate change.

The project (with code MAC2/3.5b/314) is co-financed by the Interreg MAC 2014-2020 Cooperation Program, within Axis 3 “Promoting adaptation to climate change and risk prevention and management".

RES-COAST is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the following being of special interest:




  • Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, S.A. Canarias. España.
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). Canarias. España.
  • Centro Tecnológico de Ciencias Marinas (CETECIMA). Canarias. España.
  • GRAFCAN. Canarias. España.
  • Cofradía de Pescadores Castillo del Romeral. Canarias. España.
  • Direction de l'Environnement et des Etablissements Classés (DEEC), Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable. Senegal.
  • Fédération Nationale de la Pêche Artisanale (FNPA). Mauritania.
  • Direction des Aires Protégées et du Littoral (DAPL), Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable. Mauritania. 

January 2020 - August 2023

General objective:

Develop tools to optimize the planning and risk management of fishing stocks so that they become more resilient to climate change, incorporating into the planning the conditions derived from the effects of climate change and equipping the stocks with an alert system.


Specific objectives:

1. Increase the available information and necessary tools for risk management and the implementation of alert systems to the effects of climate change in coastal areas.

2. Improve coastal areas planning using sustainable and resilient models.

3. Strengthen the capacities of the competent authorities and make population aware of the effects of climate change and their role in increasing resilience.