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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

Access or download overviews, tools, techniques and examples of visualisation tools, educational tools, legal and policy tools, future scenario techniques, etc

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


Aberdeen is really involved at the local and regional level. Aberdeen has developed a website to provide information about IMCORE and Climate Change to the local community ( To raise awareness in the community, two leaflets (one for the public and one for children) were developed. Also, Aberdeen disseminates the project in an innovative way by using a bus advert.

The IMCORE project is a European Interreg funded project with nine partners. It is important that any datasets acquired by the Partners be shared at the IMCORE level. For this to happen it is necessary to consider the legal aspects and negotiation costs of any data acquisition. Furthermore, it would be very helpful to make all data used for the project available to the public and the coastal practitioners.


GIS Support
What we did

The University of Aberdeen (UoA) has shared its technical skills by providing support for the use of GIS and remote sensing for the development of climate change visualisation tools.

Why we did it

The GIS support is part of the IMCORE project. The University of Aberdeen has a team of expert in GIS, Remote sensing and cartography led by David Green. The transnational part of the project allows us to help the other Partner to create and develop professional quality sea level rise maps and visualisation tools.

What we achieved For instance, the UoA has created Sea Level Rise visualisations for the Belgian and Envision Partners. To date the UoA's expertise has helped the following Partners: Sefton, Belgian, Ulster, Envision, and Durham.
Problems we had Availability of dataset as well as copyright issues.

Include the University of Aberdeen in the data agreement when data are requested to any supplier.

What we learned

Visualisation is really appreciated by local community and coastal practitioners. Expectations greater than support. Needs more resource to provide the level expected.

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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