For these reasons, the best way to support the socio-economic development of those islands is putting them in the conditions of predicting the occurrence and the effects of natural disasters which might affect them, providing them with suitable solutions to mitigate the relative effects.
The aim of SimpleCoast is to develop simple and freely-available tools and knowledge notes downloadable from a website and combined with targeted capacity building actions. Among others, tools and instruments are being developed for the assessment of coastal engineering problems (e.g. coastal erosion, flooding), interventions (e.g. design of sand nourishments, structures, coral reefs), adaptive planning, simple monitoring techniques and facilitated by the use of serious games.