Here, you can find information about what the Regional Coastal Cooperation Skåne Halland (RKS) is and what we work with.
In the menu above, you can find: (i) a description, in Swedish, of RKS’s organizational structure (Om oss); (ii) publications available for direct download (Publikationer) and links to other publications and online tools relevant to coastal erosion and flooding in Skåne and Halland (Länksamling); (iv) information and reference material from past and upcoming RKS activities, including conferences and workshops (Aktiviteter), and; (v) information on current projects in which we participate. Contact details for representatives of RKS can be found under ‘Kontakta oss’.
The publications database available under Länksamling is searchable using parameters, including title, organization, author, year, and report number, and each publication can be downloaded using the associated link.
Skåne and Halland, the two coastal counties located in southwest Sweden, face present and future erosion and flooding risks related to climate change-induced sea level rise. The Regional Coastal Cooperation Skåne Halland (RKS) was therefore established in 2018 to help coastal communities assess and address these risks. RKS Skåne Halland is the initiative of the two county administration boards, in cooperation with the Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) and the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU). The coastal municipalities in Skåne and Halland; tertiary educational institutions; regional, local and individual actors; interest organizations; and several national authorities now also participate in the collaboration.
RKS Skåne Halland has, among other things, contributed to increasing knowledge of relevant geologic, hydrodynamic, and biological conditions and processes along the Skåne and Halland coast. It has developed new planning documents to help society better account for the effects of present and future sea level rise; identified potential financing models to, for example, assist in mitigating, and adapting to, the effects of sea level rise; and developed proposals for improving the associated administrative framework.