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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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Holding a conference was a good mechanism to draw in academics and collate their knowledge about the coast but tended to alienate practitioners. If doing this again it would be worth considering having two sets of guides for authors with the academic style for the academics but allowing for a report or case study style for practitioners which would capture their knowledge in a form that is easier for them to produce.

 

Sefton's Conference proceedings
What we did

We held a conference that both allowed people to submit papers but also invited papers from key authors and to cover key areas and following on from the conference produced the proceedings as a publication.

Click here to download Sefton's dynamic coast proceedings of the conference on coastal geomorphology biogeography and management

Why we did it

Sefton's dynamic coast conference was arranged to enable the capture of evidence from a wide range of participants through the provision of a conference platform at which to present and the collation and publication of proceedings which provided the academic community with a valued output.

What we achieved In terms of building capacity the presentations on the day informed the audience (approx 150) that attended but the proceedings will have a longer lasting value for reference. 300 hard copies produced with the ability to disseminate in an electronic format. It has been sent out to those that attended the conference and placed in local public and university libraries.
What we learned

Those from a non-academic background had a particular problem delivering their papers in an academic style to a suitable standard. A key issue here is that whilst academics are comfortable with this approach it alienates non-academics and can result in the loss of significant knowledge through non-recording.

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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