"The aim of DELOS is to identify engineering options in the design of coastal defence structures that are functionally and economically feasible and socially and ecologically acceptable.
DELOS offers the possibility to achieve this aim through integrated collaboration among engineers who design coastal defence systems, coastal oceanographers, marine ecologists, economists and political institutions who are operationally responsible for coastal protection works.
DELOS covers major research in engineering, ecology and socio-economy. It involves 17 partners from 7 European countries. The major anticipated deliverable are validated guidelines for the design of low crested coastal defence structures to be provided to civil engineers and local authorities planning shore defence measures.