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

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Developing an adaptation strategy can be demanding even in a region like the North East where there is large scale awareness to the need for adaptation. The key points are to gather a group from varying backgrounds with which you feel would positively contribute from all sides in developing useable strategies. All involved in this development were somewhat aware of the process laid before them and thus less time was needed to describe the process. All involved were very proactive in projecting ideas but if in a situation where this is not the case it is important to get ideas from everyone involved to get a rough idea of how the group would like to go forward.

Fit actions to the PESTLE analysis
What we did The couplet worked on the results of the PESTLE analysis and chose activities to would enable the region reach the necessary actions (backcasting). Along with the activities a draft timeline was attached to envisage how long it may take to get to the desired outcome (delivery period). This report was circulated through the steering group and adjustments were made.
Why we did it To achieve a preferred future the actions must be backcasted to the current time to foresee how to work towards this future.
What we achieved A list of actions and timelines that were approved by members of the steering group and that will act as a guideline or a suite of principles for developing a coastal network.
Problems we had Different members attending this section of the meeting from the previous, meaning they weren't sure about the process to date.
Solutions (if any) Insistence at continuity at each meeting regarding members and advance notice if new members are to attend to allow them to be briefed on the proceedings to date.
What we learned To send out documents well in advance of the meeting and send reminders to review documents to save time in the meeting describing the reports.

 

Fit PESTLE to regional adaptation strategies
What we did The couplet worked on the results of the PESTLE to fit these actions in with the adaptation strategies already in place in the region.
Why we did it In the North East there are adaptation strategies already in place but the results of the PESTLE analysis will give a coastal theme to these strategies.
What we achieved A list of actions that can relate to a regional adaptation strategy.
Problems we had Different members attending this section of the meeting from the previous, meaning they weren't sure about the process to date.
Solutions (if any) Insistence at continuity at each meeting regarding members and advance notice if new members are to attend to allow them to be briefed on the proceedings to date.
What we learned To send out documents well in advance of the meeting and send reminders to review documents to save time in the meeting describing the reports.

Click here to download the ECN adaptation strategy

Click here to download the main adaptation strategy development report

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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