The approach of SPICOSA and its results contributed to European research and society. The ‘systems thinking’ inherent in the System Approach Framework (SAF), and its practical application, will have a positive influence towards understanding the sustainability transition.

The accumulative experience of all the SSAs and of the other Work Packages will contribute to the larger, information base that outlives the Project. The SPICOSA results are accessible through this section:





Coastal SAF Handbook. A comprehensive open source manual on how to apply a Systems Approach Framework – a SAF for an integrated coastal zone management,
The Study Sites Applications. The Project is testing and perfecting its methodology (System Approach Framework, SAF) at eighteen Study Site Applications (SSAs) all over Europe for this purpose.

Training: SETNet provides a training platform for disseminating information, knowledge and experiences about systems approaches, specifically for ICZM students and coastal professionals in Europe

Decision-Support Tools: Ker-COAST is a design concept for an interactive on-line deliberation support tool for discovery and analysis of the ICZM challenges facing public policy makers, the business world, scientists, and civil society. (beta test version)

Simulation: EXTEND is the simulation software applied at SPICOSA Study Sites makes it possible to show how complex Coastal Zone systems react to a wide range of changes in the use and management of these systems.

SPICOSA Coastal Wiki. Dedicated SPICOSA WIKI research results will be added to the internet encyclopedia (under development)…
Publications. SPICOSA Project documents of public interest for download
Online Data Portal and Model Library. The information management effort establish a specific, central electronic internet-based data portal to archive relevant data to the implementation and interpretation of SAF applications…