The description of the coastal environment aims at understanding the natural conditions of the Northern Coast of Egypt, including ecological and physical elements of the coast and coastal dynamics.

The ecological and hydrological information has been collected from Egyptian authorities and existing projects in the Mediterranean; whereas the description of the coastal morphology, marine and hydro-meteorological drivers and derived coastal processes have been generated during the study. Drivers (i.e. wave height, sea surface temperature) and coastal processes (i.e. sediment transport and flooding level) are presented for three timeframes: present situation (based on historical characterization), near-term (period 2030 -2040, under RCP 8.5) and long-term (period 2050-2070, under RCP 8.5).