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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 


guidance2Positive comments were received from the delegates about the task, and many of them commented on how interesting they found it in terms of exposing them to datasets they were not aware of and the capabilities of the GIS software to perform analysis and visualise particular situations as a communications tool. Many of the delegates asked questions on a variety of aspects of the task, such as the data sources and access to these,

limitations of the datasets, and possibilities for analysis, as well as providing interesting comments on how they already use similar data or how they think it would be useful for future projects. The delegates also had useful ideas on improvements that could be carried forward into future tasks to maximise their utility and their ability to achieve their aims. Overall, the response to the workshop was very positive. The delegates all said they enjoyed the event and all felt that they had gained benefits from it.



Scenarios Workshop
What we did

A workshop to raise awareness about the Impact of Climate Change on Flooding in Coastal Communities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Delegates were given the opportunity to investigate some potential effects of Climate Change on flooding scenarios. They used spatial datasets, GIS technology and other tools to visualize the flooding scenarios.

Why we did it

To help the community to understand and visualise the effect of climate change in Aberdeenshire

What we achieved The delegates understood and visualised the effect of climate change in Aberdeenshire. They identified some area which could be affected by climate change. The delegates produce maps and present their outputs.
Problems we had Availability of the delegates.

Improve the contacts database

What we learned

Need to engage as many and as wide a group as possible


GIS training video
What we did

We created a set of 12 videos about how to assess the impact of climate change by using GIS

- Create a sea level contour for Aberdeen

- Finding population of areas vulnerable to flooding,

- Finding highest/lowest elevations

- Creating map

Why we did it

Videos were developed to provide a tool for stakeholders to perform and learn some of the GIS tasks shown at the Scenarios workshop.

What we achieved The training videos give a step by step guide with a voiceover to help complete and learn fundamental components in ArcGIS software.
What we learned

City councils and coastal practitioners are really interested in these techniques. Video training allows them to apply these methodologies in their working environment.


You can access these GIS training videos here


You can download the report here

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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