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The IMCORE project ran from 2008 to 2011 and was funded under the EU Interreg IVB programme.

VIDEO: David Green, David Fryer and Peter Inglis share their views on the issues that affect Aberdeen and planning for adaptation to climate change


 "The city is susceptible to flash flooding and important infrastructure is at risk".  Conclusion from workshop   
"As scientists we need to help get accurate and meaningful messages across to the public. David Green
To make sure we reach out to the public we used advertising on local buses                     Guillaume de la Fons

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Practical tips for following the IMCORE approach to planning to adapt to coastal climate change 



Identifying the issues due to climate change is the prior step to the development of an adaptation strategy. IMCORE has developed a hands-on methodology involving stakeholder. The Scottish Coastal Forum (SCF), who encourage the further progress in ICZM and the formation of Local Coastal Partnerships in Scotland, is an important stakeholder at the regional level. In Aberdeen the, The East Grampian Coastal Partnership (EGCP) was also involved in this process. The EGCP is a voluntary group of individuals and organisations who have an interest in the wellbeing of the local coast between Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh and the mouth of the River North Esk, by St Cyrus. The first IMCORE workshop, organised by Aberdeen, on identification issues was a real success. The delegates learned from the Expert couplet (University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council) who showed and explained the results of the UKCIP and the work of Marine Scotland (particularly the Marine Atlas of Scotland). The delegate learned the main facts in terms of climate change (increase of rain fall, sea level rise, temperature rise), which could affect Aberdeen, in order to use them in their job or community.


Issue Identification Workshop
What we did

Invited coastal practitioners and the community to a workshop to determine the issues with regard to climate change in Aberdeen.

Why we did it

To provide an introduction to climate change and the potential issues due to climate change.

What we achieved Inform the community about the effects of climate change in Aberdeenshire.
What we learned

Level of communication needed for the subject.


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This learning portal brings together the results and lessons learned from the IMCORE project. This project was funded under the Interreg IVB programme from 2008 to 2011.

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